The Washington Redskins’ organization will have a tough decision to make with keeping or releasing wide receiver DeSean Jackson in the upcoming weeks. In week 10, it was speculated that Jackson was going to get traded back to the Philadelphia Eagles, because of some tension in the locker room. After week 10 the rumors stopped and Jackson became a hero once again.
“I do want to still be here,” Jackson said Thursday, via the team’s official website. “My family and my house, I have everything here and I don’t want to be in a transaction and move. First things first, I do want to be here and hopefully we can make it work out once again. This is a business so things happen. I’m just really excited about the opportunity I have to sit and now the ball’s in my corner a little bit and see what we can do. I’m just excited and I’m going to let my agent care of all that. Ready to just sit back and whatever offers come in but obviously, like I said, I do want to be here.”
“I still feel like I’m 26 and I can still run with those young dudes,” Jackson said. “I’m really at that point now where free agency is a big year for me in my career and where I am. … But wherever it takes me, I still feel like I’m going to put in the work, run fast and do that acrobatic things I’ve been doing throughout my career.”
In his three years with the team, Jackson provided a deep threat down the field, but missed nine games because of injuries. He has 2,702 yards and 14 touchdowns, which makes it a good chance that the Redskins could keep him, however Pierre Garcon is on the trading block as well. Garcon had one of his best season last year. He had 79 receptions for 1,041 with three touchdowns, and provided another lethal threat down the field.
There are a few teams that are looking at Garcon, but nothing is official yet.