State of the Eagles: Will DeSean Jackson continue to fly high?

By Jason Williams
April 2, 2014

As this years NFL offseason rolled around, the Philadelphia Eagles had many holes to fill and needs to add for the 2014-2015 campaign. One thing that no saw coming was the rumors of a possible trade or releasing of Eagles star wide receiver DeSean Jackson due to undisclosed locker room conflicts.
DeSean Jackson is seen as one of the top wide receivers; this past season Jackson totaled 1,332 yards, 82 receptions, and nine touchdowns, which ranks in the top 10 of all wide receivers according to DeSean Jackson also earned his third pro bowl appearance (2009,2010,2013).

According to the Philadelphia Eagles were initially looking to obtain a second or third round draft pick for the pro bowl receiver. Many teams have inquired about the possibility of trading for Jackson if put up on the trade block, teams that are looking to obtain Jackson are the Oakland Raiders, San Francisco New York Jets, New England Patriots and super bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.

The situation has come as a blur and a bit of distraction to the organization. reports that there have been no sources that are identified and there are not multiple reports that the Eagles are going to trade or release DeSean. The reports have caused Jackson to take to social media outlets to make statements about the situation.

“Good to Talk to Big Chip today!! Say or hear what ya want!! The Picture speaks for itself! Winner,” tweeted Jackson after talking to head coach Chip Kelly about the rumors.

According to USA Today Head Coach Chip Kelly stated that he in fact had “talked to DeSean Jackson” but wouldn’t elaborate more on the conversation.

Former backup quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, who was recently acquired by the NY Jets, stated in a interview by ESPN’s Mike and Mike in the Morning, “DeSean Jackson is a very productive player, but at the end of the is Chip’s decision,” Vick said when asked about the rumor. “DeSean isn’t a bad person but this may just be something he will have to learn from.”

At the moment the Philadelphia Eagles have not made a formal statement on the rumors. DeSean since talking to Chip Kelly has been tweeting constantly and seems to be in high spirits about the situation. This has been an ongoing saga with many twist and turns, hopefully for the Eagles organization, Eagles fans and DeSean Jackson this will be the end of the saga.

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