The Philadelphia Eagles were able to not only hold together their offense during the 2014 free agency period with the re-signings of Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin, but they also upgraded by trading for Darren Sproles. But, that still doesn’t take the focus off of their most important player on offense, DeSean Jackson, and head coach Chip Kelly doesn’t really want to go there.
Aside from LeSean McCoy, Jackson benefited most from Kelly’s innovative offensive system in 2013, having a career year with over 1,300 yards receiving. This prompted Jackson to possibly want a little bit more money added to his already restructured deal. Along with this, came rumors that the team could seek a trade partner for the veteran wideout, rather than deal with it.
According to Pro Football Talk who recently discussed the situation with Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Enquirer, Kelly dodged pretty much all Jackson questions.
“The coach sidestepped a question about speculation that DeSean Jackson could be moved, joking that he’ll determine the importance of Jackson among the Eagles’ receivers by how reporters predict they will be prioritized,” Berman writes.
Although having not spent time with him in the coaching ranks, Kelly takes the Bill Belichick route when dealing with the media, so don’t expect him to open his mouth about this any time soon.