Eagles To Part Ways With Jackson? Not Going To Happen

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Oct 6, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) catches touchdown pass during the second half against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Philadelphia Eagles defeat the New York Giants 36-21. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

The answers are simple.

You don’t get rid of him. This guy is special.

And you can’t replace him right now. There are no free agent wide receivers available that can do what he does. No one.

All the reports and sources can say what they want. I do not believe the Eagles will trade him nor do I think they will cut him. You want to know why?

Salary cap of $10 million will not get you 16 plus yards per reception. Saving that money will not get you closer to the Super Bowl. So it makes no sense to make that kind of room on the cap. Plus the Eagles have nearly $18 million available on the cap right now. Makes no sense to add $10 million this year.

Nov 24, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones before the start of a game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Plus the Eagles aren’t going to drop a known, super-productive entity for an unknown in the draft. Now, if it were the Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones driving the ship I wouldn’t put it past him. But I digress. We are talking about men who know what they are doing with their personnel, Kelly and Roseman.

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  • Dr Muon Funk

    I agree with you 100% but the amount of rumors now is unprecedented for something not to happen. I do believe Philly may have wanted Jackson to see his real worth out there so he would shut his trap.

  • Todd

    You are about spot on with your assessment.

    I just saw Ian Rapaport talk about it. The rumors are getting crazy but with no evidence. NONE. Sure teams are interested, many people would love that kind of production. They lived with TO for two years and Jackson is NO-Where near that level of difficult. I think a rumor got started and when it took wind everyone jumped on the band wagon. Kind of reminds me of the National Enquirer. “A source close to so and so…” What ever. That source could have been someone following Jackson on Twitter. The players in this aren’t really talking. Howie Roseman said he was under contract. Even THAT fanned the winds of speculation. It’s crazy and out of control.

    Thanks for the comment.

  • http://comic-book-nerd.blogspot.com/ SJ Mitchell

    While Jackson is a dynamic talent with diva tendencies and Kelly is trying to build a locker room full of character guys, he is the best option to taking a step closer to the Super Bowl. Whether we trade him or not, I think we still draft a WR as insurance. Maclin is injury prone and Jackson’s production tailed off near the end of the season. We’ll need up and coming talent at the position for the future.

    I’m confident that regardless of the outcome surrounding trade speculation, this team will produce big numbers offensively. With or without Jackson. Kelly’s system adjusts to the talent on the field. He’ll come up with ways to get anyone open.

    Also, love the Superman avi.

  • Todd

    SJ, thanks for the comment. And thanks for Superman plug. He was always my favorite super hero as a kid.

    You, too make a good point about up and coming talent. And Kelly’s ability to come up with ways to produce. Once the Eagles get a dynamic defensive end or shutdown cornerback maybe they can pick up a young receiver to nurture.