How to get the Eagles to sign DeSean Jackson on Tuesday
Posted On August 1, 2021
More than two years after the Eagles drafted the former Pro Bowl receiver, the team is poised to make a deal to acquire Jackson.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Tuesday that Jackson will be headed to Philadelphia to begin negotiations with the Eagles.
Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said in December that the team was close to signing Jackson, but negotiations dragged on into the offseason and there was no progress.
Roseman is now reportedly in talks with the Redskins, who will also sign Jackson.
If they sign him, the Eagles would have to acquire another wide receiver in the draft and have to deal with the free-agent market.
But if they don’t, the two teams could sign Jackson on the same day.
If the Eagles sign Jackson, the Redskins would have the right to match a trade offer.
If Washington signs Jackson, it would be the second time the Eagles have matched a trade with Washington.
The Eagles have a deal with San Francisco that would include an option to buy out the final year of his contract.
They also have a similar deal with Arizona.
The Chargers signed Jackson in 2013 and had the right of first refusal to match the trade.
Jackson has been active in free agency and has played in three games since.
He is averaging 7.4 yards per catch in his four seasons with the team.
The Redskins will also have to give up a conditional fifth-round pick to get Jackson.
Philadelphia could also receive a fourth-round selection in this year’s draft.
The team has a first-round option to add a receiver if it trades Jackson to Washington.