As the NFL lurches closer to the NFL draft there are rumblings throughout Philly that the Eagles have been “fielding offers” for DeSean Jackson. Depending on who you listen to the price that the Eagles might command ranges anywhere from a second round pick to a sixth round pick. The seventh year receiver is coming off a year where he had 82 catches for over 1300 yards and 9 touchdowns. Here are the pros and cons of such a move:
Pro: He is a proven receiver who is still a game breaker because of his world class speed. He’s coming off his best year so its a good bet that he’ll perform at a high level in 2014. In short, he’s still damn good.
Con: He is scheduled to make a base salary of 10.25 million this year ($12.5 million cap hit). That’s a lot of cash for a what some would characterize as a “me first” ball player with a history of concussions who bitches about his contract. But make no mistake about it: If he’s traded it will be about the money.
Well, is Jackson worth keeping? If the Eagles were to deal him what would they need to get back?
by: Basil Beck – Follow The Law Offices of Basil Beck @bbecklawoffices