Which DeSean Jackson Will Show Up for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013?
His mind-numbing speed and absolutely incredible escapability was showcased early on as Jackson proved to be a wildly dangerous wide receiver and a lethal punt-return specialist. No matter where Jackson was lined up on the gridiron, it was imperative for the opposing defense to pay very close attention.
So, what in the world happened?
After his highly impressive break-out rookie campaign in 2008, Jackson followed the act with a truly legendary sophomore season where he recorded ten total offensive touchdowns (9 receiving, 1 rushing) and two more punt-return touchdowns and as well.
By far the most unfathomable and memorable part of this season was that six of Jackson’s ten touchdowns came on plays of 50 or more yards. Jackson made it very clear early on that he was a home-run threat from the word “go” and an immediate force to be reckoned with.
But now, Jackson is truly on the verge of becoming lost in the conversation of great NFL wide-outs. In reality, many analysts and fans are already considering him a tier-two receiver after his ghastly 2011 campaign which was followed up by a forgettable 2012 trek that was plagued with a season-ending rib injury.
Luckily for Jackson, Eagles brand new head coach Chip Kelly is an offensive mastermind and may just be the exciting change necessary to spark D-Jack’s comeback.
Kelly loves speed more than anything in his up-tempo, high-octane spread offense, and Jackson has more than what he could ever wish for in the wheels department.
So, with the influence of Kelly and some fresh legs ready to churn, don’t be surprised if we see a whole new D-Jack, or DeSean 2.0, if you will, when the Eagles’ 2013 campaign gets underway.
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