Last year Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver, DeSean Jackson held himself out of the Philadelphia Eagles training camp due to contract issues. Though despite not getting his way Jackson wouldn’t hold out as he would “play” in the 2011-12 NFL season. Though, “play” is the word. Just like Barry Bonds’ home run record has an asterisk; DeSean Jackson’s 2011-12 has one as well.
15 games, not 16 because he was late for a team meeting, 58 receptions, 961 yards, four touchdowns, and more dropped passes and plays taken off then any other NFL player ever seen before DeSean Jackson had one of his worst seasons of his career. However he would still be rewarded for it.
Five years, $51 Million according to a league source.
51 Million dollars for pretty much maybe not even 50 percent of effort. Though Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid listed Jackson as a priority to sign.
“Signing our own players was a big priority for us this offseason,” Reid said. “And DeSean was certainly high on our list. We are very excited about his future as an Eagle.”
Reid would go onto continue.
“We are thrilled to be able to keep one of the NFL’s top playmakers in Philadelphia,” Reid said. “DeSean is a gamebreaker. He has the speed and ability to score from anywhere on the field, and he has proven himself to be a big threat for our offense.”
A great threat in a hurtful way, at least as you could say that’s how Jackson was to the Eagles last season. Though, he still managed to get paid, I just don’t get it. I mean how a player could player play almost as worse as he did in his rookie season (62 receptions, 912 yards, and 2 touchdowns) and not to mention all the distractions that he caused with his contract issues last year still get paid?
I don’t know. Though, it’s Philadelphia. There are a lot of things that people don’t know about Philadelphia like, why did the fans throw snowballs at Santa? Or why did they cheer when Dallas Cowboys wide receiver lay on the ground in pain after a blind-sided hit?
There are a lot of things in life that we’ll never have an answer too; however I guess we know one thing in the Philadelphia Eagles organization, you certainly don’t have to work for your paycheck.