Friday, April 4, 2014

A to Z Challenge: DeSean Jackson

Today's post in the challenge is D for DeSean. DeSean Jackson was released from the Philadelphia Eagles in the midst of rumors and reports. A NJ.com article. Rumors came out that he fell a sleep in team meetings and wasn't easy to get along with coaching staff and teammates.


Football is a business and the Philadelphia Eagles may have wanted to reduce costs, the Eagles may have grown tired for his demands for more money, and I am sure the Eagles would have prefered to have trade them.


The Coach Chip Kelly recently said he had no problem with DeSean Jackson so I would say that puts in doubt the rumors of him not getting along with coaches. If he fell a sleep in a meeting I am sure that was dealt with.

Questioning his work ethic is hard to do when you look at his production. DeSean Jackson is a three time Pro-Bowl receiver. He is a proven playmaker. Last season he caught 82 passes for 1332 yards and 9 touchdowns. He has had 1000 plus yard seasons three times in his six year career. In addition off the field he hasn't had any incidents. He runs a charitable foundation. Both of them should speak volumes about his character instead of rumors.


The Redskins were willing to take a risk by signing him to a three year deal for 24 million dollars and two of those years guaranteed. I heard some random talking head say they would only sign DeSean to a one year deal so Jackson could prove himself. The Redskins took the risk and signed him. Washington improves their team which is important since they didn't have a first round pick.

2 comments:

Kate OMara said...

Sometimes ya just gotta pay the money.

kmckendry said...

24 million! Unbelievable! Hope the Eagles can find a good replacement for him. We lived in Philly for two years and I always root for them.