In one month from tomorrow, it will be March 28th, 2018.
It could also be viewed as the beginning of the end of the Chip Kelly era in Philadelphia.
Speaking of the former Eagles head coach, Jackson didn’t mince words when TMZ asked about him in a recent impromptu interview.
“We don’t even talk about that dude,” said Jackson. “He’s a weirdo. He’s a big time weirdo.”
Jackson joins running back LeSean McCoy, who was also jettisoned out of Philadelphia during the Kelly era, as former Eagles players to speak out against their old head coach this year.
“I’ve got a lot of love for Philadelphia, not the little short coach who’s with the kids, where he belongs,” said McCoy back in January.
The Kelly era was obviously a flop. But it did serve as a learning experience for Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie, who prioritized emotional intelligence in the head coaching search to replace Chip.
The Eagles ended up hiring a player-friendly coach in Doug Pederson. Considering he won a Super Bowl, I’d say that’s worked out pretty decent so far.
Kelly, meanwhile, is indeed back in the college ranks. We’ll see how he does in his first year at UCLA this fall.