Come Week 3 of the NFL regular season this year, all eyes will be fixated on the first time Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson steps on the field to take on the team that decided they didn’t want to associate with him anymore, the Philadelphia Eagles.
Amid allegations of gang ties and rumors that he was somewhat of a locker room cancer, the Eagles cut Jackson this offseason and he signed with the rival Redskins just a few days later.
You would have to imagine that Jackson has that date circled on his calendar, which he recently admitted that he did, as well as pointed out that he’s ready to take it to another level when he plays his former team for the first time.
“Regardless if it is versus the Eagles in Week 3, that is highlighted, that is circled on the calendar,” Jackson said during an appearance on NFL Total Access Tuesday. “But any time I go on the field, any game I ever play in the NFL…any time I strap it up and play, I’m ready to turn on versus anybody. But that game will be highlighted and I can’t wait to get it on versus whoever we play against. But for sure, that game you already know I’m ready to turn it up.”
Jackson took things a step further as he talked about his legacy in Philadelphia, but realizing that he needed to move on.
“I think about that every time I step on the field, especially the legacy I have in Philadelphia and the things I’ve done for that organization,” Jackson said. “I felt like I left back a lot there, but I had to take it to D.C.”
If there is one game this season early on where you want to watch for the final TV ratings to come in, it should be this one. This should be one of the more highly viewed games of the entire upcoming 2014 NFL season, and deservedly so.