The Philadelphia Eagles are reportedly listening to offers for wide receiver DeSean Jackson. The situation between the Eagles and Jackson is getting out of hand, and it looks like the only way anything can be resolved is if Jackson is released or traded. A trade seems imminent, as the days to the 2014 NFL Draft are getting narrower.
One of the teams calling Philadelphia with interest in Jackson is the San Francisco 49ers. The Niners are trying to respond in anyway it can, since their rivals, the Seattle Seahawks, are coming off a Super Bowl victory. The Seahawks won the game with insurmountable defense, and now it seems San Francisco is trying to counter great defense with great offense. With the weapons the 49ers have, it could be possible that San Francisco could overcome Seattle’s defense with an additional weapon in Jackson.
Jackson is coming off his career best in receiving yards. He managed to gain 1,332 yards averaging 16.2 yards per catch, and he had nine touchdowns and 82 receptions. With a big arm like Colin Kaepernick at the helm, his numbers have a potential to sky rocket. Defenses will have a tough time covering Michael Crabtree, Vernon Davis and Jackson if the situation arises.
Philadelphia is asking for at least a third-round pick for Jackson. It is something that would be tough for any NFL team to give up because of how good teams build through the draft. Jackson is also due $10.5 million next season. However, if San Francisco wants to get back to the NFC Championship game and the Super Bowl, bold moves like these need to happen.