DeSean Jackson is a member of the Philadelphia Eagles once again.
Feels kind of surreal, right? His last year on the team — 2013 — feels so long ago now. So much has changed in that span. Chip Kelly got fired. Howie Roseman lost his job and got it job back. Nick Foles got traded away and then came back to Philly as a backup to Carson Wentz ... only to become the first Super Bowl MVP in franchise history.
Now Jackson is back to try to get a ring of his own. Heck, he’s still looking for his first career playoff win since 2008.
And he’s happy to be back in Philly to hopefully make it happen.
Several of Jackson’s Eagles teammates have already welcomed him back to Philly despite the fact the trade won’t be official until Wednesday at 4:00 PM ET. Starting with Jackson’s new quarterback:
I’ll just stand here and throw it as far as I can, you go ahead and just RUN.... how’s that sound @DeSeanJackson11 ???— Carson Wentz (@cj_wentz) March 12, 2019
Welcome back to Philly my man!
Caught up with @greengoblin at the Sixers Youth Gala tonight. He's excited to have @DeSeanJackson11 back with the Eagles!— Marc Farzetta (@MarcFarzetta) March 12, 2019
"Djax has history here! You know he's ready to come win a Super Bowl!" pic.twitter.com/QVP6XnaVK4
Here are some more reactions to the exciting Jackson news:
Carson Wentz excels throwing the routes that DeSean Jackson runs best. This is an extremely underrated acquisition. pic.twitter.com/VYnJkSmgGh— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) March 11, 2019
#Eagles had made inquiries into other speedy outside WRs, aside from DeSean Jackson, one being Dolphins WR Kenny Stills, NFL sources said. They weren’t the only team, but Miami had no interest at asking price.— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) March 11, 2019
The Eagles are going to get a nice comp pick for Foles. Likely same for Darby & Tate, once they sign. That’s the beauty of DJax trade and Malik Jackson signing (he was cut). Those won’t impact the comp pick formula.— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) March 11, 2019
#Eagles updated Skill-Position Corps:— Evan Silva (@evansilva) March 11, 2019
QB Carson Wentz
WR Alshon Jeffery
WR DeSean Jackson
WR Nelson Agholor
TE Zach Ertz
TE Dallas Goedert
DeSean Jackson averaged a league-best 18.9 YPR last year. Had six catches of 40+ in 12 games last year. The Eagles' entire team had nine.— Sheil Kapadia (@SheilKapadia) March 11, 2019
Fills big need of speed WR/vertical threat. Eagles seem one RB away from completing their offense. https://t.co/qjDj4O57Hk
Quick note on DeSean Jackson:— Dave Zangaro (@DZangaroNBCS) March 11, 2019
It’s unbelievable how great of a deep threat he’s been in his career. He has 40 catches of 50-plus yards since he entered the NFL in 2008.
That’s more than SIX TEAMS during that span.
Alshon, Agholor, and DeSean is the best WR room in the NFC East.— Benjamin Solak (@BenjaminSolak) March 11, 2019
What does DeSean Jackson’s arrival mean for Nelson Agholor? It could signal his release unless the #Eagles are reworking his contract. Stands to make $9.4M this year. With TEs Zach Ertz and the budding Dallas Goedert, may not need to spend much at slot WR.— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) March 11, 2019
Mack Hollins changing numbers (probably) puts the Eagles' all-teens WR room in jeopardy. Can't imagine the young guy breaking the beautiful continuity, but it's an underrated storyline to watch.— Benjamin Solak (@BenjaminSolak) March 11, 2019
Question at WR now is whether the Eagles keep Nelson Agholor, whose contract is not guaranteed. Agholor could thrive in slot with Jeffery on one side and Jackson on the other. But salary is the issue and how much to allocate to wr. Also, Eagles in position to play more 2-TE sets— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) March 11, 2019
#Eagles have addressed some major needs today: DT, LT, speed WR.— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherNFL) March 11, 2019
Still to go: RB, S.
the internet is too quick with these DeSean Jackson photoshops pic.twitter.com/U0ahjuplF9— SB Nation (@SBNation) March 11, 2019
*Merrill Reese voice** DeSEANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN— shamus (@shamus_clancy) March 11, 2019
I understand *why* Howie wants to say he didn’t want to lose DeSean, but it’s also very important that he was in charge of 2014’s offseason. Blame parsing is complicated.— Noah Becker (@Noah_Becker) March 11, 2019
I think I’m more excited that the Eagles don’t have to play against DeSean Jackson anymore.— Anthony DiBona (@ByADiBona) March 11, 2019
He always gave Philadelphia the business whenever he played them.