Philadelphia — He is back.
Even the Philadelphia Eagles acquired DeSean Jackson from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday, league sources tell ESPN, reuniting the profound threat receiver with all the team who drafted him in 2008.
Jackson was supposed to earn $10 million in 20-19 on the final year of his three-year, $33.5 million deal with the Bucs. It’s thought that the Eagles and Jackson were taking care of a new contract that was expected to come in at roughly $89 million per season, a source close to Jackson stated.
Jackson, 32, was a second-round draft choice of the Eagles at 2008 and spent his first six seasons in Philly, where he dropped 5-9 catches, more than 1,000 yards and five touchdowns per year. He had been unceremoniously cut coach Chip Kelly at March 2014, after a career year in which Jackson posted 1,332 receiving yards and nine touchdowns.
But Philly was his favorite destination, based on your supply.
Last month, new Bucs coach Bruce Arians had a lengthy relationship with Jackson, a dialog Arians said at the NFL scouting combine”couldn’t have gone .” But general director Jason Licht said,”I’d say all options are on the desk,” when asked about Jackson,” while also praising his speed.
Jackson had a direct conversation with all the Buccaneers’ front office on the weekend about his status and trade considerations, a source told ESPN’s Josina Anderson.
On Monday, Jackson chose to social media to say goodbye to Tampa.
Jackson’s appetite is to play for a rival. He wants to play for a trainer and with a cop who comprehend that the unique needs of a seasoned wide receiver at the twilight of his career.
Jenna Laine contributed to the record.