Post originally appeared on Pro Sports Notes
March 11, 2019
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Once an Eagle, always an Eagle: DeSean Jackson is coming home!
Posted on March 11, 2019
He’s coming home!
After a few years of speculations, and “will he, won’t he” discussions, DeSean Jackson is FINALLY coming home. When he left the Washington Redskins, it was thought to be a possibility that Jackson would sign with the Eagles, however, he chose the Buccaneers. Finally, this time, the Bucs were about to release the speedy receiver. However, the Eagles jumped in and traded for their former star.
Jackson’s first round with the Eagles
After three years at Cal, Jackson was selected by the Eagles in the second round, with the 49th pick of the 2008 NFL draft. From 2008-2013, Jackson recorded a total of 6,117 receiving yards (three 1,000 yard seasons) and 32 touchdowns. Let’s also not forget the other four touchdowns that he added as well. There was one that was titled “Miracle at the Meadowlands Part Two”.
He was released by Chip Kelly after just one season with the head coach. It’s absolutely time for him to come home. We never wanted him to leave!
With the Redskins, then the Bucs
From 2014-2018, Jackson spent five years total with both the Washington Redskins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. For those teams, he registered 4,144 receiving yards (two 1,000 yard seasons) and 21 touchdowns. If anyone has any doubts about what D-Jax can still do, I encourage you to remember the first play of their game against the Eagles just this past season.
Why coming home is a good idea for D-Jax
First of all, no player has more 50+ yard receptions for or against the Eagles than Jackson. Secondly, no one in NFL history has more 60+ yard touchdowns than Jackson. The Eagles fans never wanted him to leave. Freakin’ Chip did. He’s another excellent weapon for Carson Wentz.
Think about it…Alshon Jeffery, Jackson, Nelson Agholor, Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert. Wow.
Details on the trade
All of the trade details have not been reported just yet, but it is believed to be a few later round picks in exchange for the receiver. Being that the Bucs were going to release Jackson anyway, this was a nice little bonus for them.
Happy coming home, DeSean! Welcome back! Once an Eagle, always an Eagle!