5. ’10’ helps ‘5’ reach a milestone.
October 26th of 2009 was a big day for Donovan McNabb. That was the day he’d reach 30,000 career passing yards and 200 touchdowns. The 200th went to Jackson in grand style as ’10’ hauled in a 57-yard touchdown pass versus the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football of all places.
Jackson also scored the first rushing touchdown of the season on a 67-yard reverse. Despite injuring his foot in that one and receiving an x-ray during halftime, he’d be named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in that one.
4. As good as 2010 was, 2009 was just a tad better.
Following the 2010 season, Jackson was elected to the Pro Bowl as a starter as both a receiver and as a return specialist. That was the first time a player made the roster at two different positions. Just let that sink in for a second.
Jackson would wind up being the Eagles’ leading receiver in 2009 with 1,156 yards on 62 receptions. He also caught nine touchdown passes. At the Pro Bowl, ’10’ caught six passes for a 101 yards, the most on the NFC roster, and two touchdowns.
That included a 58-yard touchdown pass from McNabb. Even in a game that doesn’t count, Jackson made magic happen. If there was any lingering doubt about whether or not he deserved to be seen among the league’s best talents, they were erased on that day.