DeSean Jackson had an explosive afternoon on and off the field. The speedy wideout torched the Minnesota Vikings‘ secondary with regularity as he finished with 10 catches for 195 yards and a score.
He also exploded at Philadelphia Eagles wide receivers coach Bob Bicknell on the sideline in what looked like a heated exchange. Jackson is a mega talent, but sometimes he lets emotions get the best of him. He needs to reel that in.
Other than that, Jackson is having a banner year. He is far and away having the best season of his career statistically. He is approaching 1300 receiving yards and has nine touchdowns with two games still to go.
The fact that he is putting up these stats in Chip Kelly‘s first season as head coach is no coincidence. The offensive system simply caters to an athlete like Jackson perfectly. Jackson’s season has been so good that he is approaching the franchise mark for receiving yards in a season.
The mark — 1409 receiving yards set 30 years ago by Mike Quick — is well within Jackson’s reach. Jackson is 135 yards away from breaking the mark that stood for 30 years, and he has two games to do it.
My money is on Jackson shattering that record. It goes to show how impressive the speedy receiver has been in his first year in this system. What makes it all the more incredible is that he is flourishing to this high a degree in his first season in Kelly’s offense.
The sky is the limit for this offense with elite athletes like Jackson and LeSean McCoy paving the way.