Last Friday, the Philadelphia Eagles arguably pulled off the biggest surprise of the 2014 NFL offseason by releasing Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson–who was coming off the best season of his career in 2013 after recording 82 passes for 1,332 yards with nine touchdowns. Now, it looks like Jackson will have the chance to seek revenge against his former team not once, but twice next year as a member of a different team in the NFC East, the Washington Redskins.
Now looks like a three-year agreement between the Washington Redskins and WR DeSean Jackson.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 2, 2014
Jackson and the Redskins agreed to a three-year deal late Tuesday night–giving Robert Griffin III another reliable weapon in the passing game for Washington. When he’s on top of his game, Jackson has proven to be one of the league’s most dangerous and effective as his speed makes it extremely difficult for any defender in one on one coverage–which made the Eagles decision to part ways with the wide receiver an interesting one.
However, the recent rumors about his connections to gang members seemed to be the final straw for Chip Kelly and the organization’s decision to let Jackson go last week and it will certainly be interesting to see the wideout square off against his former team in 2014.
The decision to let Jackson go has been the most talked about topic in the City of Brotherly Love over the last couple of days and only time will tell when it comes to figuring out whether this was the right move by Philadelphia. Either way, Washington should be excited about their newest weapon on offense in Jackson, but let’s just hope this move doesn’t come back to bite the Eagles in the you know what.