Philadelphia Eagles: LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson open to reunion

LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

Based off an Instagram post, it appears LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson would be open to a reunion with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Back in the day, both LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson were two of the key departures from the Philadelphia Eagles during the Chip Kelly era, which arguably turned out to be mistakes down the road.

While McCoy was sent to the Buffalo Bills prior to the 2015 season through a trade despite Pro Bowl honors in three of the previous four years, the Eagles released Jackson the previous year before eventually going on to join the Washington Redskins.

As teammates of the Eagles from 2009-13, there’s no question that both McCoy and Jackson were considered two of the most explosive players on offense in the league, making it difficult to understand why Kelly would move on from such key players.

Once Philadelphia fired Kelly before the end of the 2015 season, it became even clearer how much the Eagles messed up previously moving on from both of their former superstars.

Flash forward to the 2020 offseason, McCoy is coming off a Super Bowl win as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs while Jackson is preparing for his second season back with Philadelphia after missing most of last year due to injury.

Over the years, there has been plenty of talk over whether McCoy and Jackson could ever team up again as members of the Eagles to bring back some of the exciting magic from a few years ago before things went south with Kelly.

Jackson has already done his part by returning to Philadelphia for a second stint last offseason, and if the speedster’s interaction with McCoy on Instagram is any indication, it appears the veteran running back would love to join the Eagles as well.

After seeing this, could the potential reunion between McCoy and Jackson finally take place during the 2020 season since McCoy is currently a free agent possibly looking for a new home?

Nothing is set in stone interest wise from the Eagles since this is simply just social media interaction between two friends, but exploring the idea certainly doesn’t hurt.

McCoy may be turning 32 in July as NBC’s John Clark points out, but his veteran presence and experience could benefit some of the younger running backs such as Miles Sanders and Boston Scott.

Plus, not only would a move like this make Jackson happy, but also since McCoy is far from his prime days, the Eagles could probably sign him at a pretty cheap price.

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So with McCoy and Jackson clearly being open to a reunion, the attention now shifts to seeing whether Philadelphia expresses any interest in their former running back, or they simply just focus on adding someone else next month during the draft.