The offseason for 2019 is not there yet for the Eagles, but it could happen soon if nothing intervenes on Sunday.
When it arrives, a former eagle hopes for a reunion.
According to an NBC sports report recipient DeSean Jackson "would like to come back and play for the Eagles next season". The report comes the same day reported ESPN Jackson wants out of Tampa Bay. 32-year-old Jackson has 41 catches for 774 yards and four touchdowns this season.
He is the NFL leader at Yards-per-Catch at 1
Jackson signs up for Tampa Bay next season, but the team can release him and save $ 10 million with no money left. Suppose Tampa Bay decides to start rebuilding, making the release of Jackson – or trading with him – makes sense.
The question is whether the eagles would be interested.
On the field, there is no question as to whether Jackson fits exactly what the Eagles need – a receiver to stretch the field. They did not have a single time this season as both Mike Wallace and Mack Hollins were injured. The result was mostly a Dink-and-Dunk attack that was difficult to score. Jackson has been one of the best deep threats in the NFL for years, and although everyone keeps expecting to lose a step soon, this has not happened.
The rumor from Jackson to Philadelphia has been going on ever since leaving Philadelphia for the first time before the 2014 season. There were reports that the Eagles would be interested in Jackson's becoming a free agent in 2017, and there were reports that he could land in Philadelphia earlier this trading season.
Both times the Eagles passed.
It is possible that things could be different this time, especially if Jackson desperately wants to return to Philadelphia to accept a team-friendly deal. Although the eagle's need for a speed receiver is obvious, there's an obvious zero chance that the Eagles will provide $ 10 million in salary caps for Jackson or trade something valuable to get him.
Whatever the reason why Jackson does not want an eagle's uniform, it's hard to see a reunion.
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