Jalen Mills may have confirmed the rumors about DeSean Jackson returning to Philadelphia.
One of the popular rumors in the early going of the offseason is wideout DeSean Jackson‘s desire to reunite with the Philadelphia Eagles. Jackson is set to become an unrestricted free agent on March 9. The Eagles desperately need to sign a wide receiver in free agency and Jackson could be one of their top targets.
This tweet by Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills is only adding fuel to the fire.
No caption. No description. Just a photo of Mills and Jackson. Could this be a hint that Jackson is preparing to return to the Eagles? It wouldn’t be the first time that’s happened this offseason.
Earlier in the year, former Eagles running back LeSean McCoy dropped this bomb to NFL Network’s Dan Hellie on an Instagram Live interview.
"I talked to him when Doug [Pederson] got hired. And he was like ‘Tell coach come get me,’ that type of stuff. We had fun during the season. He was like, ‘BG, I’ll be back.’ Just a little fun. But now that it’s official, as far as the season about to be over, I think you’ll be hearing a lot of noise about it."
ESPN’s Adam Schefter believes the interest is mutual between Jackson and the Eagles. According to Schefter, multiple teams believe Jackson will be headed back to Philadelphia this offseason.
Jackson spent the first six years of his career with the Eagles before unceremoniously being released by former head coach Chip Kelly. During that span, Jackson recorded 356 receptions for 6,117 yards and 32 touchdowns. Despite turning 30 in December, Jackson has showed no signs of regression. In three years with the Washington Redskins, Jackson’s topped 1,000 yards twice and recorded 14 touchdowns.
Jackson remains one of the NFL’s top deep threats and would immediately improve the Eagles’ offense if he were to sign back on with the Eagles.