The Philadelphia Eagles seem poised to trade DeSean Jackson and that means we’re going to start hearing more and more about what it will cost a team to acquire him. While he’s had his share of issues on the field with being a selfish player who is explosive in both positive and negative ways, the Eagles aren’t by any means selling low on Jackson and are intact doing the exact opposite.
According to Philadelphia Daily News’ Les Bowen, the Eagles have raised their asking price from nothing less than a third-round pick to nothing less than a second-round pick — and possibly even more.
A front-office source from another NFL team said that when he spoke with the Eagles last month about Jackson, “at that point, they wanted a lot for him.” The source said the Birds were looking for more than a second-round pick.
You can’t blame the Eagles, as Jackson is a gem changing talent on the level with Percy Harvin. The Minnesota Vikings got a first-round pick and other considerations when they traded Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks, so the Eagles are not wrong in trying to get equal value for essentially the same player.