DeSean Jackson has received a number of warm Philadelphia welcomes since returning to the Eagles earlier this year.
There was the time Jackson showed up to a Sixers pregame ceremony in March and fans went nuts.
There was the time Jackson ran out of the Lincoln Financial Field tunnel prior to the Eagles’ only public training camp practice and fans gave him the loudest ovation of the evening.
Heck, Jackson even drew loud cheers in last week’s preseason game despite the fact that Cody Kessler’s throw for the wide receiver was incomplete.
The latest “welcome home” moment for Jackson occurred during 97.5 The Fanatic’s Fan Fest this past weekend. Anthony Gargano’s comments about Jackson being back and Chip Kelly being long gone chanted some loud “F*** Chip Kelly!” chants.
August 24, 2019
You just might recall that Kelly had a big role in Jackson being unceremoniously released in March 2014 following a career season by the speedy pass catcher.
Jackson made the Eagles regret that decision every time he played against his former team by torching them.
Jackson also spoke about his disdain for Kelly, calling the former Eagles head coach a “big time weirdo.” Immediately following the Eagles’ Super Bowl win, Jackson posted a message that read “Chipmunk kelly a bum” on his Instagram story.
But Kelly’s very much in the Eagles’ past now. He’s busy trying to coach the UCLA Bruins to a better record than their 3-9 finish last season.
Jackson, meanwhile, is back in Philly as he tries to help the Eagles compete for their second Super Bowl title in three seasons.
The next big “welcome home” moment for Jackson will be when he runs out of the tunnel at the Linc in Week 1, assuming his finger injury doesn’t cause him to miss time.
Of course, the best cheers for Jackson will come after he torches Washington’s defense and Carson Wentz hits him for a 75-yard touchdown on the Eagles’ first play of the season.