It’s no secret that the Philadelphia Eagles need a boost to their WR corps as they have quite possibly one of the worst units in all of football. Prior to the start of week 13, reports came out that they may pursue bringing DeSean Jackson back to Philly.
Eagles expected to make strong push to reacquire Washington free-agent-to-be WR DeSean Jackson this offseason:… https://t.co/seYDD6Fzsm
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 4, 2016
At 30 years old, DeSean Jackson is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason and not expected to be retained by the Washington Redskins. Jackson, previously played for the Eagles from 2008-2013, was cut prior to the 2014 season after rumblings of gang affiliation.
Jackson has played 3 seasons for the Redskins, and while being hampered by injuries the past 2, he has put up productive years and even went for a career high 1,169 yards in 2014.
Aside from their notoriously bad WR corps which had built the reputation to drop passes on the norm, they also lack a guy with top-end speed who can stretch the defenses. While he’s headed towards regression at this stage in his career, Jackson would provide an instant boost for the Eagles and give them a reliable big play threat and punt returner.