On Sunday afternoon, there was a report suggesting that Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson refused to re-structure his albatross of a contract because he had hoped doing so would force the Eagles to release him, allowing him to sign with the New York Jets.
There’s no confirmation of such and it may not even be needed as owner Woody Johnson confirmed the Jets are attempting to trade for DeSean Jackson.
Woody confirms the Jets are looking to trade for DeSean Jackson. By name. Woody: “I don’t want to be patient. I want to do it [win] now.”
The Jets putting together an offer for Jackson isn’t exactly shocking news, though it’s the first time we’ve heard official confirmation of such which not only shows the Jets interest, but the fact the Eagles truly are open to moving the problem child receiver.
There’s been no mention of any potential compensation (the Eagles were reported to be asking for a third round pick) but the Jets do have the available cap space (nearly $30 million) to absorb Jackson’s hefty deal if a deal is to be struck.