It only took four days for the explosive wide reciever to pick his new home for the next couple years. DeSean Jackson, 27, has played his first 5 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles until signing with their NFC East rivals, the Washington Redskins. I am a huge Redskins fan and I think this addition will be perfect to fit into the offense already in place.
The speed of Jackson will open the top of the defense for the likes of Pierre Garcon, Santana Moss, and Andre Roberts. Last year, Garcon caught an unbelievable 113 catches to lead the NFL last season. This is coming with numerous double teams in a game. Moss is a reliable slot reciever who brings leadership and experience to the wide recieving core. Roberts was recently signed in free agency earlier in the month and had a break out season along side all-pro Larry Fitzgerald.
I had a feeling this deal would work out before it was even announced when I saw an Instagram photo of DC rapper, Wale, Pierre Garcon, DeAngelo Hall, and Jackson. This comradery between future teammates showed that the current Redskins would love to have Jackson on the squad.
Reports started coming in that noted that the starting quarterback of the Redskins, Robert Griffin III, was esctatic to have the talents of Jackson come on down the I-95 corrador. The Philadelphia Eagles released Jackson due to “poor work ethic” and potential “connections to LA gang members.” The positives outweigh the possible negatives of Jackson. His act will change because we all know that the Redskins are a team to deal with in the NFC East.
This isn’t the first time an Eagles player became a Redskins player. Sonny Jurgensen played for the Eagles for 7 years before being traded to the Redskins. After the trade, he was named the the Pro Bowl 4 times. Some may remember the Donovan McNabb trade that brought him to D.C. in 2010.
Let’s hope this trade with DeSean Jackson has a more positive effect along the likes of Jurgensen. I’m really looking forward to this season with the Redskins.