Philadelphia Eagles: Top 3 reasonable expectations for DeSean Jackson
The Philadelphia Eagles will get a lot out of DeSean Jackson in 2020
As the Philadelphia Eagles prepare for the upcoming season, all eyes will be on what kind of season they’ll get out of wide receiver DeSean Jackson. Entering his 13th season in the NFL, Jackson is ready to perhaps play what could be his final season with the Eagles with hopes of finally winning a Super Bowl championship.
Considering that the Eagles are a playoff-contending team, this might very well be his last shot at going the distance and cementing his legacy as one of the best wide receivers to ever play the game. It won’t be easy but hopefully, the Eagles have done enough to upgrade their roster this offseason to go back to dominating the NFC East.
If the Eagles are to achieve such success, it all comes down to many factors on offense, especially on what Jackson ends up doing on the gridiron. All signs point that if he can stay healthy, the Eagles will get a lot out of him thanks to everything he brings to the table.
Here are the top three reasonable expectations for Jackson as he prepares to do what he does best in 2020 with the Eagles.
The Philadelphia Eagles need to limit DeSean Jackson’s reps in 2020
The name of the game is doing whatever it takes to preserve Jackson throughout the regular season. One of the ways to achieve this is to limit the number of reps he’ll get on offense and used a bit more strategically on plays catered to his strengths.
Even though Jackson might not have that blazing speed we’ve grown to love over the years as much as he used to, he should still be able to come through in the clutch. The Eagles would be wise to use him on tough 3rd down conversions or even consider converting him into primarily a red-zone threat.
With 55 touchdowns so far in his career, Jackson obviously knows a thing or two about scoring when his team needs it most. Using him in this role would not only keep him fresh but also use his experience to maneuver his way to scoring.
Regardless, limiting Jackson’s reps will hopefully help keep him healthy and able to contribute on a weekly basis instead of missing a chunk of game time like in 2019. Considering the other offensive weapons the Eagles have on offense, they should be just fine and wouldn’t have a need to overwork him.