There’s been a lot of talk about impending free agent wide receiver DeSean Jackson potentially returning to the Philadelphia Eagles this offseason. And now Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills is adding even more fuel to the fire. Check out this tweet of his from Wednesday evening.
March 1, 2017
As with any cryptic social media post, it could mean nothing. Maybe Mills is just chasing those easy retweets. But ... it sure is interesting, huh?
Mills is apparently a big fan of Jackson.
Jalen Mills and Desean Jackson had a long talk after the game. Seemed to be a great deal of respect between the two players.— TURRON DAVENPORT (@TDavenport_NFL) December 11, 2016
Jalen Mills said Desean Jackson came to him to exchange jerseys and said he respected how he played. They didn't exchange but will later.— TURRON DAVENPORT (@TDavenport_NFL) December 11, 2016
Earlier this offseason, former and current Eagles players were claiming Jackson told them he’s returning to Philadelphia. Maybe Mills is suggesting the same thing. Or maybe he’s just hopeful Jackson will end up as his teammate.
In any case, there’s been no shortage of Jackson-to-the-Eagles rumors this offseason. The Eagles are reportedly expected to make a "strong push" to bring Jackson back. He reportedly has interest in returning as well.
We’ll see if there’s any truth to the rumors when NFL free agency officially begins next week on Thursday, March 9.