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Report: Eagles plan to franchise DeSean Jackson

Posted on: February 13, 2012 9:29 am
Edited on: February 13, 2012 10:32 am
 
D-Jax looks like a likely target for the Philly franchise tag. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

Eagles wideout DeSean Jackson wants a new contract. This is not new news. But the latest reason for this discussion won't likely end with Jackson being any happier, as the Eagles are reportedly planning to place the franchise tag on Jackson before he gets to free agency.

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That's according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, who says to "count on" the Eagles franchising Jackson because the team will not let Jackson "walk without getting something in return."

Philly has from February 20 to March 5 to apply the franchise tag. After that, Jackson would become a free agent. Jackson's already said he's fine with playing under the franchise tag in 2012, probably because he'd be willing to make around $9.5 million guaranteed. (More than three times the value of the entire rookie deal he just finished playing out.)

A pile of disastrous events -- an insurance policy, missed team meetings, a fourth-quarter benching, getting called out by teammates, you name it -- are sandwiched between Jackson's holdout before 2011 and his impending free agency in 2012. That being said, the Eagles need Jackson. The explosive wide receiver had just 58 catches for 961 yards in 2011, but his value to the Eagles offense as a deep threat can't be understated.

Additionally, the Eagles may seek a trade with Jackson once they use the franchise tag on the wideout, according to McLane. There are plenty of other wideout-needy teams in the NFL who might be interested in giving Jackson a long-term deal, and the Eagles would love to get something back for him.

Could a long-term deal with Jackson still happen? Of course it could. But Jackson and agent Drew Rosenhaus want Jackson to be paid like a top-five wideout.

"I think right in that range," Jackson said last year. "Maybe top-5 in the NFL. ...My playmaking skills and abilities, my punt returns, and the ability to get the ball and score on any play. I mean, Fitzgerald, he's a special receiver -- don't get me wrong -- but he doesn't play special teams so that adds an extra edge to it."

Jackson's not "wrong," per se, when discussing how his skills make him a valuable commodity. The problem is his attitude, which is so poor -- at times -- that it's reduced his effectiveness on the field and made him a distraction off of it. That's not exactly the type of behavior that sends teams scrambling to throw big-time, long-term money at a player.

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dlopez711
Since: Feb 11, 2012
Posted on: February 16, 2012 11:08 pm
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Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: February 16, 2012 10:28 pm
 

Report: Eagles plan to franchise DeSean Jackson

Hahahaha I think you just proved to everyone how dumb you are. Thanks for the laugh


dlopez711
Since: Feb 11, 2012
Posted on: February 16, 2012 6:34 pm
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Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: February 16, 2012 10:41 am
 

Report: Eagles plan to franchise DeSean Jackson

A team full of thugs? Who are all of these thugs you are talking about? Vick maybe..Jacksons a Thug now because he missed a meeting? I wouldnt say jackson cost the eagles the chance at making the playoffs. There are a lot of reasons the eagles didnt make the playoffs. I also said he was open for a 50+ yrd td. I didnt say he was 50 yards downfield moron. He was open for a 20 to 40 yard pass.  Learn how to read. Young played 3 games not 2. Never said he was top 5 or even top 20.


dlopez711
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Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: February 14, 2012 7:31 pm
 

Report: Eagles plan to franchise DeSean Jackson

product- i also dont really get the PUNK thing either. Yes he celebrates a lot after a TD but 85% of the league you could say tht as well. Most of the people who call him a punk are NFC EAST fans like the giants cowboys and redskins because he has burned those teams a lot and had a lot of big plays. They dont like the fact he celebrates when he scores against them so they call him a PUNK for some reason. He doesnt get in trouble off the field and I think the he "gave up" thing this season was all the media trying to make a story. I dont believe he ever gave up. Did he have plays where he should have caught the ball and may have flinched because of a big hit coming? Yeah he did tht a couple of times but thts not giving up thts just not being focused. Also there were a lot of times when Young was the qb where he was wide open for a 50+ yard td and Young couldnt even reach him. Happened atleast 5-6 times when Young was starting. And because he didnt have the best games when young was in the media said he gave up. 



Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: February 14, 2012 7:22 pm
 

Report: Eagles plan to franchise DeSean Jackson

yeah agreed product and blitz. Not to mention TD's dont mean everything. Getting your team in position for TD's is good to. Jackson is a big play threat. Not the biggest TD threat. Usually the taller recievers have more TD's. 



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: February 14, 2012 4:47 pm
 

Report: Eagles plan to franchise DeSean Jackson

He has 21 Recievings T.D's in 4 years that is horrible. Megatron has 45.And Megatron amd Fitzgerald who has 39 T.d's have never quit on their teammates bacuase they don't get their way.Jackson is a bum.
Fitzgerald had 34 td's in his first four seasons, as did Johnson.



Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: February 14, 2012 2:14 pm
 

Report: Eagles plan to franchise DeSean Jackson

People call him a punk and this and that, yet the kid never gets in trouble off the field.

Half of you go home and complain about your 9-5 jobs to anyone that will listen on a daily basis -- so I love how you sit here and judge this guy. He plays a dangerous and violent game, a game that at any moment could be taken away from him. Most of us aren't at risk of having our careers ended every Sunday, so it's easy to point fingers and tell Desean what he should and shouldn't do. It's the American way to judge people under a standard we don't hold ourselves to.

I'd be upset, too, if I was making minimum wage, but doing the duties of an executive. Of course it would mess with my head and put me in a bad mood at times. Difference between me and him is that I could quit and find new employment, he can't. All the while, his future is at jeopardy while locked in at his unreasonable wages. He didn't bail on his teammates, he just let his feelings get the best of him. We all do.  

You people are so full of it. Seriously.  



Since: Mar 17, 2008
Posted on: February 14, 2012 12:49 pm
 

Report: Eagles plan to franchise DeSean Jackson

DeSean is a budding Terrell Owens who will NEVER get a long term deal from the Eagles.


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