The Philadelphia Eagles had a speed need at wide receiver. The Philadelphia Eagles had a need at defensive tackle. Howie Roseman acted swiftly in alleviating both. Neither move impacts the compensatory pick formula negatively. Both moves make the team better.
Eagles send a 6th-rd pick in 2019 to Tampa and get back a 7th in 2020 along with WR DeSean Jackson, per @mortreport. Jackson gets $13 million guaranteed on a restructure.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2019
DeSean Jackson’s reworked contract with the Eagles is expected to be three years for $27 million, source said.— Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) March 11, 2019
Desean Jackson’s return bolsters a group that still has a decision looming. Nelson Agholor’s option becomes fully guaranteed on March 13th. If the Eagles’ wanted to get him off the books, this move ensures another full-on “Weapons For Wentz” overhaul wouldn’t be necessary. Not only that, but his route tree success rates match up well with Carson Wentz’s best throws:
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
Teams will have to respect Jackson’s deep speed, as the Eagles found out in Week 2 on his 75-yard touchdown. There’s also Alshon Jeffery who began demanding cone bracket coverage on the backside of trip formations. Simply put, the Eagles will enter the season more dangerous than in 2018.
Adding to the haul of the day was the acquisition of former Jacksonville Jaguars’ defensive tackle Malik Jackson. This allows the Eagles’ to not feel the need to reach for a defensive tackle in the 2019 NFL Draft and also adds a darn good, productive player. The price of a 3-year, $30M deal isn’t bad either considering that’s roughly what they were planning to pay Timmy Jernigan anyway.
Malik Jackson, who is expected to sign with the Eagles, ranked 7th in pressure percentage (9.2%) among the 57 DT's with 200+ pass rushes in 2018. He has been very consistent, ranking 10th in 2017 and 6th in 2016.— Sports Info Solutions (@SportsInfo_SIS) March 11, 2019
We talk about the impact of Desean and Malik on The Kist & Solak Show #84! We also dig into the details of Jason Peters’ contract and say goodbye to Stefen Wisniewski. And of course we react to Nick Foles securing the bag from the Jaguars.