According to Nick Fierro of The Allentown Morning Call, Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson may be gone within days.
“There is no way he’s an Eagle this year,” yet another person close to Jackson told The Morning Call. “However it leaked out, it leaked out, and now this is what you have.”
In the meantime, for what it’s worth, here’s what my spidey senses tell me: Jackson is out of here for sure, and long before the NFL draft too.
It has been rumored Jackson could be traded and their is a need for the Eagles to trade him now. Philly has a bad cap situation pending for 2015 unless they make a move like this one. Throw in the apparent issues between the team and Jackson and it makes sense for him to be traded or released soon.
As for the Chiefs, it was speculated earlier in the week the Chiefs could be a team who would make a move for the receiver. Jackson, 27, was very successful in Andy Reid‘s offense while Reid was the coach of the team. It depends on what the compensation is but the deal could make a lot of sense. If the Chiefs are planning on spending a third round pick on a receiver anyway then why not pull the trigger?
Should Philly be looking for multiple picks then the Chiefs are/should be out of the bidding. A first round pick should also be off the table for the Chiefs. However, a third round pick would make a ton of sense if the Chiefs could get Philadelphia to agree to those terms.
It should be noted the Eagles are on the hook for the prorated bonus portion of Jackson’s cap number so the acquiring team will only have to take on his salary. Should the Chiefs be the team that trades for him they could easily restructure the deal to make him fit under the 2014 cap. Basically this is about draft picks and whether or not the Chiefs want to give one up.
What do you think, Addicts? Would you make a trade for Jackson?