DeSean Jackson hasn’t always said the right thing during his time in Philadelphia. He hasn’t always done the right thing, either.
But on the day after he signed a five-year, $51 million contract to stay in Philadelphia, well, it appears Jackson has finally figured it out.
Here are some of the highlights from his presser:
On staying the city of Philadelphia:
“To the city of Philadelphia, I couldn’t see playing anywhere else. This is home to me.
On his long and short term goals and feelings about the new deal:
I want to shoot for the hall of fame, I want to shoot for Super Bowls. I’m a Pro Bowl WR, but I’m not satisfied with that. When everyone said it was impossible for me to get a long term deal with the Eagles and I’ll only get a one year deal to prove himself… Andy Reid and Howie Roseman believed in me. I gave them my word about what I can do and I’m accountable for it. I still have five years to look forward to and one of these years I’m going to guarantee a Super Bowl. We’ve been so close.”
On returning punts:
“Anything the coaches ask me to do, I’m going to fulfill those needs. So of course I’m going to do that.”
Andy Reid is a firm believer in if you come in here and work hard and help this team win, I don’t care what people said or say about you. As a player I respect that.”
Here’s hoping that Jackson’s satisfaction with his contract translates into a monster season on the field.
Oh, and if you don’t get the whole “on his dip” thing, then holla at this: