DeSean Jackson Rumors Keep GrowingBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
According to Derrick Gunn, the team has received inquiries from the Patriots and 49ers, with the Eagles reportedly seeking at least a third-round pick and possibly more.
The Eagles also apparently tried to trade Jackson last off-season, and the time were willing to accept a middle-round selection, but were unable to find any takers.
The team is also not actively shopping Jackson, but they’re willing to listen to any offers that other teams might have.
Even if the Eagles want to move Jackson, I can’t believe that they could let him go for just a third-round pick. Jackson is coming off of a career-year, with a personal best in yardage with 1,332 to go with eight touchdowns.
The Eagles may (or may not) want to rid themselves of Jackson’s personality, but his on-field accomplishments far outweigh whatever headaches he may cause the coaching staff from time to time. If you’re going to subtract a guy who can stretch the field and open things up for a lot of other players on the offense, you better come away with a lot more than a third-round pick.
Teams value their top draft picks like gold, and its very rare that you see a veteran dealt for high draft picks. If Jackson isn’t one of those players that can draw at least a first-rounder from another team, then the Eagles can’t seriously entertain other offers. I have to believe the Eagles would be a lot better off attempting to work out their differences with Jackson rather than dump him for a third-round caliber player who will not come close to matching his impact.
I do believe that the Eagles are certainly willing to move DeSean, and with every new report I’m becoming more and more convinced that their plan is to deal Jackson and use their first-round pick to take another receiver. This is supposed to be one of the deepest receiver classes in years, and I’m sure there are at least a few guys that Chip Kelly believes could add a lot of punch to the offense.
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