DeSean Jackson, fresh off another monster receiving performance to the tune of 150 receiving yards and a touchdown, is on a historic pace for the Philadelphia Eagles franchise.
Right now, the speedy wideout is on pace to have 1,463 receiving yards and break the 30 year old receiving yardage record held by former Eagle great Mike Quick. This offense simply agrees with the explosive talent that is Jackson.
He is being utilized like never before in his career. Coach Chip Kelly is dialing up everything in the playbook for him, and he is taking advantage of it. Everything from bubble screens, quick hitches, intermediate routes, and of course his trademark long bomb are finding success.
The key for Jackson and the Eagles offense is getting him involved early. Kelly has made a conscious effort of doing that. Too often when Jackson isn’t involved in the game plan early we start to see him loaf and check out a bit.
That may happened in very brief stretches this year and in previous seasons, but for the most part Jackson has been locked in. He and LeSean McCoy are the perfect athletes for this system — quick and explosive.
It’s no wonder then that Jackson is having the best year of his career and is on his way to having one of the best seasons an Eagles receiver has ever had if not the best. Jackson just needs to continue doing what he’s doing by buying into the new coach and focusing on the task at hand. When Jackson is locked in and not distracted he is simply one of the league’s most dangerous weapons.