Dec 22, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) carries the ball during the second quarter against the Chicago Bears at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Bears 54-11. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs Free Agent Watch 2014: Is Desean Jackson What the Chiefs Are Looking For?


If you haven’t heard by now, the rumors are heating up that Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Desean Jackson is on the trading block following Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin signing deals. Of course, any Eagle who is rumored to be tradable is immeidately linked to Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, because anyone playing on the team for more than two years was either drafted by or brought to Philly by “Big Red.”

 

As of right now, the Jackson trade rumors are just that, rumors. Chip Kelly and the folks in Philly have said nothing about wanting to shop Jackson, or what a potential price tag would be for the speedy receiver. However, as some people have already pointed out, with the ridiculous price tag they put on quarterback Nick Foles at this time last year — who at the time was completely unproven — there’s no telling what the Eagles would start the bidding price for Jackson at.

What do you think, Addicts? What would you be willing to pay for Jackson? A first-round pick? A couple of thirds? What’s a fair price for a receiver who ran a 4.35 40-yard dash and has over 1000-yards in three of the last five seasons?

Sound off and let us know what you think!

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  • ahsum99ss

    Absolutely!

  • Joe Flamingo

    The Chiefs don’t have the cap space or the draft picks to make that happen. Not even worth talking about. Not gonna happen.

    • Jason Seibel

      Actually only $750k of his 2014 salary is guaranteed.

      • Chuck Burrell

        Doesn’t all of the $$, not just the guaranteed $$, count against the cap?

        • Jason Seibel

          It does.

          • Chuck Burrell

            Any idea what the total is?

          • Jason Seibel

            $10.5 million

          • Michael Anthony Dine

            But that doesn’t transfer to the team that would trade for him right?

          • Jason Seibel

            It does, but the team who traded for him could then re-do that contract.

  • tm1946

    And the price is?

    • Jason Seibel

      Nobody knows yet.

  • Nobody

    DeSean Jackson would be a great fit in KC with the need we have to find a guy who can stretch the field. The question is can we afford him? A couple third rounders sounds about right for a price tag, but a first rounder hmmm I don’t know. If he signed a very long term deal maybe.

  • Todd Worrel

    If his ego and price tag came could fit the mold of a KC player wanting to win some rings I’d say pull the trigger

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Depends entirely upon what they’re asking for. It’d be awesome to have that R2 pick right about now though.

    • berttheclock

      BTW, Stacy, Rang agrees with you as to the wide out from Ole Miss. Size and enough speed.

      • Stacy D. Smith

        Donte Moncrief. I think he’ll be high on KC’s R3 draft board.

  • Brandon Davis

    If it’s a 1 st rounder that they want then no way!!! But for a couple if thirds then this makes sense.. Jackson and bowe would both get over 1000 yards and it would be fun to watch

  • BobbyP

    Jackson is a proven commodity. If this is truly comming out of Philly , they are just throwing crap against the wall to see if it sticks. Im afraid the asking price would be kings ransom and after watching the second half of the season I would prefer the Chiefs use what ever resources they have on defense.

  • berttheclock

    It would be interesting to find out who started the rumors. There is an excellent article up at the Philadelphia Inquirer concerning the possibility of a trade. The writer makes a very good point. He wrote if the Eagles started the rumor, then, they will lose bargaining power with a suitor. However, should another team call the Eagles, they might get a far better deal. One of the problems with the Eagles payroll is with the signing of both Cooper and Maclin, they have placed almost 21 per cent of their payroll into this area. One other point about Jackson is he has had difficulties working with their receivers coach and Avant has been the go-between to settle differences. Should Avant be cut, then, this could become a far larger problem.

    However, once again, in the NFL, it becomes speculation as when wide outs begin to lose a step. Jackson will be 28, so, any team laying out big bucks for him would be rolling the dice on Father Time arriving. The crop of wide outs in the upcoming draft is large in talent. While, they may have time problems turning their skills into production in the NFL, they will be far cheaper in the long run. So, this really does come down to a roll of the dice.

  • Josh Landers

    Personally, if be more interested in avants price tag than Jackson’s. He may not be as flashy but he’s consistent.

  • Horace Lee Madre Jr

    Leave the pigeon in the coop! We are Chiefs not eagles.

  • http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/community/profile/index.jsp?ipid=14872822'defer='defer upperturion

    OMG, Jackson would allow Bowe to break loose bigtime! The thought of DJ coming here gives me goosebumps. My concern (minimal) is how he would fit in the locker room…

  • Arrowhead Magic

    If the price is reasonable than I would be all for it. But if it did happpen than McCluster would not be coming back next year.

  • Boyd Griffin

    love it..id give 1st rd and 3rd….id take Gordon too at that price