DeSean Jackson says he wants to stay with Washington Redskins
DeSean Jackson may not be going anywhere after all.
One of the popular rumors going into the Philadelphia Eagles‘ offseason is that the team could reacquire wideout DeSean Jackson from the Washington Redskins. It’s been reported that Jackson would like to return to Philly. And according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Eagles wouldn’t be opposed to a reunion, either.
However, that may not be the full story.
Jackson was quoted by the Redskins’ official website Thursday saying that he wants to remain in the nation’s capital.
“I do want to still be here,” Jackson said. “My family and my house, I have everything here and I don’t want to be in a transaction and move. First things first, I do want to be here and hopefully we can make it work. But once again this is a business so things happen. I’m just really excited about the opportunity I have to sit and now the ball’s in my corner a little bit and see what we can do. I’m just excited and I’m going to let my agent care of all that. Ready to just sit back and whatever offers come in but obviously like I said I do want to be here.”
Though Jackson may want to remain in Washington, nothing he said suggests that he’s going to stay with the Redskins. Jackson is more than likely going to test the free agent market and go where the most money is being thrown at him. At 30 years old, that money won’t be as plentiful as it was during his prime years. However, Jackson says he feels like a 26-year-old and claims that he can “still run with those young dudes.”
If the Eagles are unable to sign Jackson in free agency, they’ve also been rumored to have interest in his teammate Pierre Garcon, who broke the Redskins’ all-time record for receptions in a single season in 2013.
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