The Philadelphia Eagles roster moves last week might have surprised a few. I think to this point the moves made were just right. Now they can focus on building the defense in free Agency and the Draft. Since the Eagles signed wide receivers Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper prior to their entrance into the Free Agency. However, according to a report at Philly.com there is speculation that wide receiver DeSean Jackson could be traded given the right set of circumstances. Take the article for what it is worth because it’s rife with speculation and conjurings.
One statement in that article tells me that Jackson is going nowhere;
It is also worth noting that Jackson had his best season as a pro in 2013, when he caught 82 passes for 1332 yards and 9 TDs. At season’s end, Jackson felt that he was “deserving” of a new deal, although he noted he was not asking for one. The Eagles could have potentially looked into restructuring Jackson’s contract, which would have given him more guaranteed money (thus guaranteeing more time with Jackson on the roster), and the Eagles more cap space in 2014. But according to McLane, the Eagles were unlikely to restructure. Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/sports/eagles/Eagles-signings-of-Jeremy-Maclin-and-Riley-Cooper-could-signal-a-DeSean-Jackson-trade.html#PxHyKZgTUEl4fXM8.99
There are few wide receivers in the league that can get the separation he gets. Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is hanging onto his “downfield” receiver. He is on the cusp of quite possibly leading the Eagles to a Super Bowl win. No way the Eagles are giving up that kind of production. When Jackson was signed last season his attitude was the same as it is now. You want that bravado in your wide receiver. He thinks no one can catch him. He is probably right. But if he does get caught he calls it a fluke. Why, because he is convinced he is one of the greatest wide receivers in the league. If he doesn’t have that kind of bravado, the first time he gets beat he will curl up in a ball and be unable to continue. He will become a wide receiver that could. But he is a wide receiver that DOES.
If the Eagles can work with former wide receiver Terrell Owens, who was key in the Eagles last trip to the Super Bowl, then they can work with Jackson. Besides, is Jackson attitude really all that bad? Who would not want more money if they put up career numbers in the current season? I have to honestly say I would try to find a way myself.