DeSean Jackson signed with the Washington Redskins recently, just a few days after he was abruptly released from the Philadelphia Eagles. Following and even prior to the release, there was a lot of speculation as to what type of problems the Eagles and head coach Chip Kelly had with Jackson that would lead to them wanting him out for good.
Now, according to CBS Philly, we may be learning a little bit more as to why they wanted to part ways with the veteran receiver so badly.
But what a number of sources close to and around the team, including current and former players, as well as additional sources within the Eagles revealed was that Jackson was not very well liked by his teammates, was blatantly insubordinate, with temper tantrums cussing out Kelly several times in front of the team, pushed the NFL rookie coach the way “a child would test boundaries,” and was more concerned with his rap label than he was about winning football games.
While Chip Kelly is a laid back coach, he also doesn’t accept much nonsense from his players. More or less, he doesn’t like to be taken advantage of, and that’s apparently what Jackson was doing.