Six incredible stops on DeSean Jackson's unforgettable ride as an Eagles legend

Now-retired wide receiver DeSean Jackson enjoyed many memorable moments during his time with Philadelphia. Here are six of our favorite memories.

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One thing is certain. DeSean Jackson's place in Eagles fans' hearts is secure.

It's been quite the ride, but all good things come to an end. Now-former NFL wide receiver DeSean Jackson announced his retirement as he should, as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. He did so on his birthday, December 1st. D-Jax served as an honorary team captain for Philly's Week 13 contest against the San Francisco 49ers two days later at Lincoln Financial Field.

The 2008 second-round selection enjoyed many memorable moments during two stints in Eagles green. He was even mentioned in a feature film, Silver Linings Playbook, starring massive Eagles fan Bradley Cooper who's an Abington Township, Pennsylvania, native.

The 48-year-old actor and filmmaker donned a replica of Jackson's jersey more than once in the movie! The film highlights key moments during the 2008 season of the storied franchise.

Jackson, a Los Angeles, California native, played for the Eagles twice (2008-13 and 2019-20). He laos played for the Washington Commanders (2014-16), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2017-18), Los Angeles Rams/Las Vegas Raiders (2021), and Baltimore Ravens (2022).

Make no mistake about it. He's an Eagle for life though.

Jackson enjoyed three seasons of 1,000+ receiving yards with Philly. In 2013, he hauled in 82 receptions for 1,332 yards, the most receptions and yardage in a single season of his 15-year career. He demonstrated his impact as a duel threat with three rushing scores from 2008-10 with the Eagles. He also contributed on special teams with four punt return touchdowns during his first three NFL seasons.

During his eight seasons with Philadelphia, Jackson finished with 379 receptions, 6,512 receiving yards, and 42 total touchdowns (35 receiving). In total, he stacked five seasons with 1000+ receiving yards during his NFL career. He finished with 641 catches, 11,263 receiving yards, and 66 total touchdowns (58 receiving) over his 15 years in the league.

He made quite the impression, particularly, during his first six seasons in Philadelphia. He played with Donovan McNabb (2008-09) and Michael Vick (2009-13). He played with Nick Foles (2012-13), Carson Wentz (2019-20), and Jalen Hurts (2020).

His final TD with Philadelphia came two days after Christmas versus the Dallas Cowboys. Nothing says 'Philly' like that does. That didn't crack our list of six memorable moments though. Here are six fantastic stops on DeSean's wild ride through Philadelphia.