DeSean Jackson is heading home
DeSean Jackson is heading home. After being released by the Eagles last month, the 34 year old wide receiver has agreed to terms to join the Los Angeles Rams. The Eagles and Jackson finished a two-year reunion in which Jackson only played a total of eight games due to injury. He initially had three more seasons left on his contract, but 2020 was the final season in which his salary was guaranteed. The 2022 and 2023 years of his contract with the Eagles were voided since Jackson was not extended by the Eagles.
When Jackson was healthy, his signature speed and deep threat ability were on full display for the Eagles. In eight games, Jackson had 23 catches for 395 yards and three touchdowns, all of which were over 50+ yard plays. Jackson has scored more touchdowns (25) of 60+ yards in NFL history.
In his Eagles’ career Jackson has 6,512 receiving yards which ranks him third in franchise history behind Harold Carmichael (8,978) and Pete Retzlaff (7,412). He made three Pro Bowls as a member of the Eagles.
Jackson will now get to head home and play with new Rams’ quarterback, Matthew Stafford. Happy for DeSean Jackson and the fact that he’s able to finish such a tremendous NFL career back home where it all started.