Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson was one of the many offensive success in first-year head coach Chip Kelly’s system. In helping lead the Eagles to the Wild Card Round of the NFL Playoffs, where they were defeated by the New Orleans Saints on Saturday night, Jackson hauled in 82 passes for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns.
Yes, Jackson had a performance befitting an elite NFL wideout, and now he wants to get paid like it.
In speaking to CSNPhilly, Jackson had no problem making it known that he would like to meet with the team about working out a new deal, less than two years after he re-signed with the team for five years and $48 million back in March of 2012.
“I definitely feel it’s something deserving,” Jackson said at his locker in the NovaCare Complex on locker cleanout day. “We’ll see how that plays out, and hopefully we can work things out smoothly and not have to worry about anything out of the ordinary.
“But I definitely feel like it’s deserving. I’m proven in this league, and after this past year, went out there, no distractions, and just really put it all in for my team and went out there and had a lot of success, so we’ll see how it goes.”
With his buddy at the other wide receiver position, Jeremy Maclin, out for the year after an injury in training camp, Jackson did step up and perform, and Jackson showed that he is an integral part in Kelly’s offensive system working, so this one should be interesting to watch play out.