The Philadelphia Eagles coveted wide receiver DeSean Jackson has been the center of attention many times this season. The 25-year-old, Jackson has cooked his goose, rather over cooked it a couple of times already this season.
The last couple of weeks have seen him strutting around with a prima donna attitude and an impolite behavior. Jackson didn’t even communicate with quarterback Vince Young as the Eagles fell to a 31-14 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday.
Instead, Jackson was busy befriending Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, who was his teammate back in California. During the match, Jackson clearly showed that he had no intentions of continuing a career with the Eagles next season.
Jackson’s uncaring approach towards the match was probably because of the Eagles dismissive 4-8 season. Head coach Andy Reid would love to retain Jackson’s services next season therefore when he gave his support and defended Jackson when he walked out on media during a press conference.
Jackson’s commitment to the Eagles is in question after he ignored words from Young and then was seen trotting down the field with a on a pass play. Media has been out to get him ever since but when Reid was educated about the whole saga he has stepped out to become Jackson’s sole defender.
The question Reid should be asking himself before he drives into self-destructive mode is that: is Jackson really worth all the trouble?
Over the past couple of years Jackson has proven not be one of those tough wide receivers that would fearlessly run through the middle of the field after a ball. Jackson has also shown that he is not the smartest self-promoting player in the NFL.
Jackson has refused to ink an extension contract with the Eagles, therefore he would become a free agent at the end of the season. The 2nd round pick from the 2008 draft has showed that he has potential to do better so teams from the NFL will battle over him soon.