The Eagles play Washington on Sunday. There’s a guy on Washington’s roster you might’ve heard of named DeSean Jackson.
He used to play for the Eagles. Now, because of Chip Kelly, he doesn’t. He was pretty good when he played for the Eagles, and so naturally reporters like to talk to him even though he’s gone and moved on.
Reporters talked to Jackson on a conference call Wednesday afternoon (I was stuck at home doing homework) and one intrepid reporter asked Jackson if he would consider coming back to the Eagles after his contract is up.
He didn’t say no!
Per Turron Davenport of The Eagles Wire:
"We still have 11 games here," Jackson said. "Next year I will be a free agent, and you never know how things will turn out. Hopefully, it will be here in Washington, but you never know how things turn out. You keep your options open, play it smart and do what you have to do to stay in the NFL. I want to play another five or seven years in this game."
Davenport also wrote that Jackson reiterated there’s still a little something extra special in playing against the Eagles, and especially in Philadelphia, considering this is where the wideout’s career started:
"Anytime you get to play, it’s a blessing," Jackson said. "It’s going to mean little more. I started in Philadelphia."
Personally, I would have no problem with bringing the spark plug back. Jackson very clearly never wanted to leave this team and this city. The move was all on Chip Kelly’s shoulders. I understood Kelly’s rationale, but I never thought it was a good football move.
To add to Jackson to a receiving corps in desperate need of a capable deep threat, someone Wentz can bomb it to two or three times a game and stretch the defense vertically with? Yeah, that’s more than worth it.
What say you, Eagles fans? Would you welcome DeSean Jackson back if he wanted to play with Carson Wentz and Doug Pederson next season? Let us know in the poll below.