DeSean Jackson has finally come out and said he wants to stay with the Washington Redskins.
According to Redskins.com’s Stephen Czarda, Jackson has “everything here” and would had to move. “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.” As so begins Chapter Two of the DeSean Jackson saga.
He added, “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.”
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His comments are very timely and interesting. These comments come five days after the Redskins released this Instagram photo sans him and Pierre Garcon:
The photo wasn’t the only factor. As a husband of 17 years and the father of two teenage sons, who’s moving during a school year? If you’ve done that well, you know it sucks for everyone. So while he’s playing the media leaving everyone in limbo, this photo brought things into perspective. He needed to inject himself into the conversation, and he went for the heart. Either make a decision, or prepare to move: These were the options.
Jackson finished the season with 1,005 yards, four touchdowns. He “deep threat” persona wasn’t a big deal, but counted at the right times during the season. Jackson’s desire to stay now puts the Redskins front office on notice.I think his comments are too late in the conversation of who stays or goes. This will, like most things, come down to the money.