Dec 15, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Eagles 48-30. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Kansas City Chiefs would have loved to bring in DeSean Jackson, couldn’t afford it


One of the fairly obvious potential landing spots for DeSean Jackson when he was released by the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday was the Kansas City Chiefs. He would be reunited with the head coach who drafted him, Andy Reid, and would land on a legitimate Super Bowl contender.

Late Saturday night though, the Chiefs pulled out of the race for Jackson’s services. Now we’re learning from Ian Rapoport that the reason they decided not to pursue him any more was mainly because they feel that can’t afford him.


This is a rare occurrence where one of the top wide receivers in the league has hit the open market unexpectedly, so there are few teams at this point that will have enough space to give Jackson the paycheck that he’s going to be looking for.

Unfortunately for Reid and Jackson, the Chiefs aren’t one of them.

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  • Andy

    Not buying it. To not even have him come for a visit? I would bet it was something other than the chiefs lack of money. A professional organization doesn’t air flaws and character issues when declining a player. Just my opinion.

    • Bigchief

      I agree

    • Brian Dempsey

      I’m with you. There’s more to this than what Reid can dare say. KC would have been just too good of a fit for Jackson & if nothing else, something could have been worked out after June 1st, as it’s not mandatory for Jackson to sign with somebody before then, to the best of my knowledge.

  • TAZMOSIS

    There are reasons that Jackson isn’t coming to the Chiefs, but money is last on the list. He would have been a perfect fit for himself and Kansas City. He immediately upgrades their offense and eliminates the need to draft a receiver. That leaves Dorsey and Reid’s job in the draft to concentrate on both lines and the secondary. And more importantly, he makes the Chiefs a real threat in the division and a shot at the Super Bowl. Lastly, it is a deal made in heaven for both player and Kansas City. It takes Jackson miles away from any negative talk about gang affiliations, and gives him a real shot to continue his career on a team that is clearly on the upswing. He gets to play with the best running back in the NFL and a QB who will utilize his talents. My guess is that Andy Reid knows something, and whatever it is, he ain’t sayin’.