DeSean Jackson Bests Eagles in Recent Contract Extension
Written By: JD Kruger
TGP Owner & Editor
A few short months ago, it was thought that Eagles WR DeSean Jackson was headed out of town.
His attitude was dismal and lackadaisical. He was lazy, and rarely put forth the effort required to become a great football player. Jackson voiced concern over running certain routes, normally ones that focused on him going across the middle, in fear of getting hurt. He was wary and afraid of taking the big hits that we so often witness in the National Football League.
DeSean Jackson wanted to get paid. There is nothing else to tell.
So, naturally, when the Eagles designated their Franchise Tag to Jackson, the initial reaction was that there was a potential trade in the works.
But that wasn’t the case. The Eagles rewarded Jacksons diva behavior and bad sportsmanship with a long term contract extension. The 5-year, $51 million dollar extension far exceeds the wideouts worth.
Is he going to come into the 2012 season well prepared? With a good attitude? Will he do not only what is expected of him, but above and beyond the call of duty?
Regardless of Jacksons ability to run in a straight line and be a game changing return man… Is the potential talent and headache that follows worth a $50 million gamble?!