The decision by the Philadelphia Eagles to release DeSean Jackson he had career-highs in receptions and yards sent ripples throughout the NFL world on Friday afternoon with many chiming in why the team would release such a talented player rather than trade him.
NFL analyst for ESPN and former Eagle, Ron Jaworski, is of the opinion that Jackson won’t have teams lining up for his services because he’s “toxic.”
“I think he’s a toxic commodity right now and I think they’ll be very few interested in him.” – Ron Jaworski on DeSean Jackson
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) March 28, 2014
Jackson will eventually sign with a new team but teams will have to do their homework because of off-the-field concerns, including gang connections, and why he wasn’t fully committed to the Chip Kelly regime in Philadelphia which was the catalyst in his release.
Character is every bit as important in the NFL and as talented as Jackson is, his character is seriously in question and that’s why Jaworski believes very few teams will be interested in him because they don’t want a toxic player infiltrating their locker room.