DeSean Jackson: Rejoining Eagles would be ‘a great story’

Posted: 28/02/2017 in NFL, Sports
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All eyes are on the Philadelphia Eagles as DeSean Jackson approaches unrestricted free agency.

The veteran receiver, hitting the open market after three seasons with the division-rival Washington Redskins, is clearly a fit for an Eagles offense in desperate need of a big-play threat.

Adding further intrigue, of course, is the fact that he played the first six years of his career in Philadelphia. Making an appearance on Adam Schefter’s podcast, Jackson acknowledged the allure of such a story line.

“It definitely is a great story or ending, I guess you could say,” Jackson said, according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk. “Starting your career somewhere then going to a division rival team (and) having the possibility of maybe going back. You just kind of think about all of that when you start somewhere maybe you could finish it. There is just a lot of speculation of a lot of thoughts. It all sounds good, but you really never know until the final decision is made. I’m just a firm believer that if you work hard, you put in the work, continuously go out there and show everybody what you’re capable of (then) the sky’s the limit.”

Reports surfacing as the 2016 season came to a close indicated that there was mutual interest between Jackson and the Eagles looking ahead to March.

While the 30-year-old will almost certainly be fielding offers from a number of different teams, that factor could conceivably give Philadelphia a sizable advantage over other potential suitors.

Jackson, who pulled down 56 receptions for 1,005 yards and four touchdowns this past season, would instantly step in as a top target for 2016 No. 2 overall pick Carson Wentz.

After parting ways with Jackson and Jeremy Maclin in 2014 and 2015, respectively, the Eagles have now gone two consecutive years without producing a 1,000-yard receiver.

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