DeSean Jackson delivers an emotional message to Philadelphia Eagles fans via his Instagram account.
Philadelphia Eagles fans everywhere are emotional following the news on DeSean Jackson. It’s official. He will have surgery, and he’s scheduled to miss at least four-to-six weeks. The biggest fear of most of the fan base is we may have seen him for the final time in 2019 on the playing field
His last two appearances were uninspiring, to say the least. In games versus the Atlanta Falcons in Week 2 and the Chicago Bears in Week 9, Jackson produced a total of one reception for five yards, and he wasn’t able to finish the fourth quarter in either game.
Most of the fan reaction following the news can only be described as ‘fury’. Words like ‘selfish’ have been used, and the biggest question is if he knew he needed surgery, why didn’t he do this two months ago? Had he done so, he could have, at least, been back for the latter part of the season.
This one is all on Jackson, and it’s hard to understand why this played out the way that it did. There’s only one argument. Maybe he thought he could tough things out, and maybe he thought the best way he could help his team was by fighting through this and then, maybe, having surgery at season’s end.
If so, that’s noble, but unfortunately, that plan didn’t work. Less than 24 hours after everyone got the news, ’10’ responded by delivering an emotional message of his own.
"I put all my passion into this (expletive). I don’t care if anyone ever doubt that !! Know I’ll come back stronger than ever !! If you mad that’s understandable. I’m more angry than anybody, but it’s God’s plan (and) not mine !! Trust the process !!"
Like Alshon Jeffery, his salary is fully guaranteed for next season. With that being said, he’ll have a chance to make good on his promise, but any chance of being a contributor to the current campaign is, in all likelihood, over.