The Philadelphia Eagles are once again tied to wide receiver, DeSean Jackson.
Everybody loves a good reunion in this era. Especially, if you’re a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles. Lately, reunions have treated the Eagles reasonably well. I mean, do I have to mention what Nick Foles brought back to Philly during his second stint with the team? Just the Vince Lombardi trophy to store in the Nova Care Complex’s trophy case. No big deal.
Ever since Foles came back to Philly, everybody wants more reunions. Before the trade deadline this year, the Eagles thought about bringing back LeSean McCoy. Last season, the Birds were the favorites to sign Jeremy Maclin before he went to the Baltimore Ravens. And a couple of months ago, the Eagles did actually bring in an old face when they signed Jordan Matthews once again.
One reunion that was bound to happen two years ago was DeSean Jackson coming back to Philly. He wanted it, and the fans wanted it, but the deal couldn’t get done. You see, Jackson never wanted to leave in the first place. He was just the first star to be canned by the team during the dreadful Chip Kelly era. Jackson wanted back in, but the Eagles wouldn’t match his price tag.
So, off to Tampa Bay Jackson went – and go figure, the money took him down the wrong path. Jackson’s short time with the Buccaneers has been nothing short of unproductive. Sure, he had a couple of big plays, one specifically against the Eagles, but that’s beside the point. Jackson wants out of Tampa Bay after 2018, and now the Eagles are once again tied to the veteran deep threat.
DeSean Jackson back to the Birds?
According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, Jackson simply does not want to remain in Tampa Bay. This isn’t news, though. Before the 2018 trade deadline, Jackson has demanded a trade from the Bucs front office. They wouldn’t budge though, which forced Jackson to remain focused on staying in Tampa Bay for the time being. However, at the end of the year, it sounds like Jackson is going to want to get out of his contract, which is very much possible.
Before Anderson signed off on the clip, she mentioned three teams that could very well be interested in Jackson once again. Two of which, were the Philadelphia Eagles and his other former team, the Washington Redskins. Knowing that Jackson still hasn’t gotten over the fact that he didn’t finish what he started in Philly, there’s a good chance he would entertain Howie Roseman and the front office once again. And as the Eagles will still be without a deep threat heading into 2019, it will definitely be something to think about.