DeSean Jaccson Is Interested in Returning to the Eagles, But Is He Any Good?

Kyle Scott - December 7, 2016

Tim McManus wrote this morning that DeSean Jaccson would be interested in returning to the Eagles. It had been reported that Jeffrey Lurie, Howie Roseman and Doug Pederson were interested in signing Jaccson in the offseason as part of yet another effort to return to the glory of the Andy Reid years.

Here’s what McManus wrote about DeSean’s level of interest… or, if you prefer, 30-year-old wide receiver is thrilled that predictable organization is so painfully transparent and tipping its hand before the season is over:

A source close to DeSean Jackson believes the wide receiver would be “intrigued” by a possible return to Philadelphia, and that the Eagles will be in the conversation this offseason should Jackson hit the open market.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Sunday that the Eagles are likely to pursue a reunion with Jackson, who is in the final year of his contract with the Washington Redskins. The Eagles and Redskins meet Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field.

Problem: DeSean is getting older, and though wide receivers typically don’t decline as quickly as running backs, he’s lost some of his explosiveness, which was his main attribute.

DeSean seems to have matured and is still better than any option the Eagles have right now, but this seems like painfully familiar Ruben Amaro-Paul Holmgren like interest from the Eagles.

Has D-Jac really declined all that much? Let’s go to the charts Jim put together:

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Ironically, DeSean had his best season – by far – under Chip Kelly in 2013. He was hurt last year and in 2012, so the best gauge for how much he’s dropped off is the 11 games he’s played this season. His receptions are fine, but his average yards per catch are down, due somewhat to his relative lack of big plays, an obvious sign of declining speed and age. What’s even more concerning is that DeSean’s best game this season came in Week 1, when he had six receptions (a season-high) and 106 yards. He’s been a very average receiver since then. There’s not some massive dip, and D-Jac is still a useful wide receiver, but in what role? He’s no longer the deep threat he once was, and as a possession receiver, something he was never good at anyway, at his size and age he won’t last long. And he was never a red zone target. But he wins the Ruben Amaro hey, I heard of that guy award, which I guess is all that matters.

46 Comments

  • Ron Burgundy December 7, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Great story. Compelling, and rich.

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    • Suge knight December 7, 2016 at 4:04 pm

      He be a Crip. Eagles be Crip killaz yo. Blood in Blood out!

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      • Barney rubble December 7, 2016 at 4:15 pm

        D jack would be a nice addition, not a solution to our WR problem. Dock that chink a days pay for nappin on the job.

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        • Moe shizlac December 7, 2016 at 4:20 pm

          True

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          • That guy December 8, 2016 at 9:18 am

            I heard Jim won’t buy products made in USA because he wants to support poor people in China.

      • PIZZA MIKE December 8, 2016 at 10:09 am

        I don’t want any player named desean jaccson playing here.
        sounds like a real asshole!

        Is he related to Desean Jackson the former eagles player?

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    • 97.5 is a joke December 7, 2016 at 4:42 pm

      Let’s see here it’s 4:38pm, and 97.5 is replaying the Anthony Gargano interview with has been former Eagles receiver Freddie Mitchell.

      Talk about lack of show content.

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      • baldy's babe December 7, 2016 at 4:53 pm

        it really is a joke. i get they thought that football round table crap was a socratic wonder, but even for them, they overplayed it to the extreme.

        midday show is half commericals, half bits taken from other shows.

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      • Tony Bruno's basement podcast December 7, 2016 at 4:59 pm

        Yeah it’s 4th & 26 for radio in general. Mom we got any meatballs left? Hello? Is this thing on?

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        • Miss Robin's retirement plan December 7, 2016 at 5:02 pm

          Plug it in moron!

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    • Kyle Scott AKA Laskowski December 8, 2016 at 3:57 am

      http://mpfriarslantern.com/2015/04/29/alum-makes-splash-in-philly-sports/

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  • As soon as the team starts losing December 7, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    And he doesn’t get the ball he bails.

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  • Guesty McGuest December 7, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    Watch him buddy up with all the Eagles players this Sunday.

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  • Innes' Failed Diet December 7, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Why would he want to come back is the bigger question. He would be joining a team that is getting worse every week, with the same dysfunctional ownership. Don’t forget about the hack journalists that were all to willing to do Chip and Lurie’s dirty work the first time to help run him out of town. I’m sure whatever the Eagles offer him he can find elsewhere with less drama.

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    • John Riggins December 7, 2016 at 4:40 pm

      Exactly! Why would he want to return to a loser organization? Eagles have sucked, still suck and always will!!! Ahh! Ha! Ha! Ha!

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  • Innes' Failed Diet December 7, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    *too willing

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  • Josh Innes' personal trainer December 7, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    he’s not the deep threat he once was for sure, and he isn’t getting any younger along with the fact that he’s been injured a lot during his stint with the Skins. I mean i could definitely see the Eagles and Djacc being interested but…..if i were them i would be looking at bigger and younger fish aka Alshon Jeffrey and if he isn’t available i would look to the draft at someone like Corey Davis, Juju smith or Isaiah Ford. Mike Williams will likely be gone way before the birds pick.

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  • DSDM December 7, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Maybe as a 3rd option. A 1 year deal. Still need at least 1 (probably 2) WR’s for the birds.

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    • Eytan Shander's Mohel December 7, 2016 at 5:17 pm

      Yup. They def need to bring in a vet FA, and draft (at least) a WR in the 1st three rounds.

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  • Danny woods December 7, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    God damn I hope they sign d jacc so I do not have to hear that annoying Nigerian dude jay call both station all day everyday bitching about chip Kelly cutting him. Hate that guy

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  • Gay Jay Wright. December 7, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Kyle where is my trust the process sweatshirt? I was planning on wearing it to woodies this weekend.

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    • Kyle December 7, 2016 at 7:34 pm

      You’re in luck, Jim is going there Friday, and Saturday, and for Sunday brunch. He will drop it off to you.

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  • 975 sux December 7, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    Jason Myrtetus should never talk on the radio!!!!!

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    • Pat E. Gan December 7, 2016 at 6:33 pm

      I agree.

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  • Loading my phone up with podcasts December 7, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Tomorrow is the meat locker on one channel and on the other Ava Graham will attempt to qualify for wingbowl by farting and making her ass cheeks motorboat .

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  • "Chris" hangs up with WIP and calls 975 all day everyday December 7, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Idk about D-Jax. A month ago I was on board now I have mixed feelings. It may be better that the birds pass on him. Focus on the draft and if anything pursue players in the league that are younger.
    Let’s face it, Djax isn’t getting any younger and right about now he’d be more of a “comfort food” so to speak. That’s my current feelings

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  • F@ggot McGee December 7, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    wonder what the new owners of 975 think of the cuz’s show

    first thing theyre gonna look at are his mediocre ratings…..then theyre gonna listen to the thing and realize his show is hot garbage. the cuz himself is a fat pig who is a terrible broadcaster. then theyre rotating between aton the wigger shander and mutant finger baldy who breaks down film on a RADIO show….then theres the dorky bro who is just a producer….and of course the w h o r e with cuz’s c o c k in her mouth mcw who provides nothing and cant even speak clearly on updates

    i wonder what they think about nahagian’s decisions to pay cuz a lot of money. wonder what that says about his decision making.

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    • Angelo's fake laugh through bullhorn December 7, 2016 at 9:43 pm

      They could always put that talent Jason Myrtetus on in the mornings. He could do Tom Brokaw before every commercial break.

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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      • It's like when u have a visible booger and no one tells u December 7, 2016 at 10:15 pm

        Surely someone at the fanatic would’ve pulled Myrtetus to the side by now and said his Brokaw impersonation iz weak as baby sh!t. The 1st few times it was aight but that ship has sailed a while ago

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    • Raider jack December 7, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      Love the cuz!! He’s the Philly John madden

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  • Regular at the chiefs bar December 7, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    Be great if fat Andy Reid wins a super bowl this year and shoves it up Jeffrey and howie’s ass

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  • 975 sux December 8, 2016 at 7:27 am

    Replaying Freddie Mitchell interview AGAIN!!!

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    • Lemons December 8, 2016 at 8:14 am

      It’s the 4th time I have heard that replayed.

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  • "Kyle's Balls" as a Write in Vote December 8, 2016 at 8:15 am

    Probably my first serious post. We don’t need DeSean, this organization needs to stop trying to recreate the glory days and move on. My fix for the wide receiver position is simple. Here it goes:

    Josh Gordon- yeah the man obviously has a problem and is one more suspension from being out of the league, but he will be cheap and young. This team is desperate for a playmaker like him

    Martavis Bryant- Pittsburgh has a plethora of receivers. Every one of them steps up when another playmaker goes down. Maybe they’re tired of Bryant’s suspension issues, I saw Roethlisberger said Bryant lied to him, maybe they think they have enough at WR and look to trade him away. I’m all for it. I don’t care what we give up. It’s another risk but it could also be a very rewarding move

    Dede Westbrook- this dude is just insane. His stats are ridiculous, and they have been since like week 4. I don’t see him lasting past the 1st round but he’s a young deep threat playmaking WR that we desperately need

    Corey Davis- Big guy, fast enough, doesn’t seem like a thug. Bring him here

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    • Joe Cordell December 8, 2016 at 9:50 am

      Yawn please make that your last serious post.

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  • 97.5 sucks* December 8, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Replaying Freddie Mitchell AGAIN , listening to Vai talk about locker room issues like he was a real player, and Baldy and Cuz slurping Wentz juice is great radio guys. Where are the Ratings?! We deserve to know

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    • pop pop in the am December 8, 2016 at 8:38 am

      You know the ratings. I rule sports radio in Philly. Voice of the Philly fan for 25 years.

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    • flags December 8, 2016 at 8:44 am

      every time I tune into 97.5 they are replaying that Freddie Mitchell interview. tiring

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      • Tom Brokaw aka Jason Myrtetus December 8, 2016 at 8:47 am

        Tune in from 2-6 for the Situation Room.

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        • pat e. gan December 8, 2016 at 9:11 am

          That bit blows just like your car commercials. Producers should not talk on the radio.

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    • Joe Cordell December 8, 2016 at 9:52 am

      Ratings went bye bye after Kylie exposed Dwayne.

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      • mike miss man of the people December 8, 2016 at 9:57 am

        I didn’t know anything about this bit. I would have stopped it immediately because I am sensitive to the brothas. Although, I don’t realize that using the term “brothas” is offensive.

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  • Made it big as a professional beatboxer December 8, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Cmon stop milking these articles like the freddie Mitchell interview and let’s get new content

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  • Cornhole Alice December 8, 2016 at 10:10 am

    2 million a yr for a 3 yr contract.
    Otherwise he can play for the cleveland browns….

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  • David Casey December 9, 2016 at 1:40 am

    A. REID’S fat ass pawned DUMB PEDERSON OFF on our asses and look at KC now ! You reporters csnt figure this out ? He wss Luries 10th choice Man !
    Do NOT bring zD. JIGGG back here, he will rob every house in Montco like he did his

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