DeSean Jackson reiterates he’s not retired and is ready to return

Posted on October 15, 2022

Could a third stint in Philadelphia happen?

Former Eagles’ wide receiver DeSean Jackson spoke earlier this week about his career, stating that he would like to return to the City of Brotherly Love.

The 35-year-old last finished with the Eagles in 2020, signing with the Los Angeles Rams on a one-year deal.


DeSean Jackson is one of the best players in Eagles’ history. Drafted in the second-round of the 2008 NFL Draft, he surpassed a franchise rookie record for receiving yards (912). He also led the league in punt returns (50).

The following season, Jackson was named to second-team All-Pro, and was selected for his first Pro Bowl. He was later named to Pro Bowls in 2010 and 2013, before he joined the (then) Washington Redskins.

The Eagles brought the wide receiver back in 2019, but both of his coming seasons with Philadelphia were sub-par after falling to injury.

In 2021, he signed with the Los Angeles Rams, however, he never finished the season with them, as he was released by request. He joined the Las Vegas Raiders in the latter half of the season and is now seeking his next chapter.

Earlier this week, Jackson was on the “I Am Athlete” podcast, making it official that Philadelphia is where he would like to be.

“I’m going to be put Philly first. I’m not officially retired. I’m ready to get back to it.”

Jackson then mentioned that he would like to play for the Green Bay Packers, Baltimore Ravens, and even mentioned considering a return to the Los Angeles Rams.

“Aaron Rodgers went to my college, so we have a little history together. I didn’t play with him, but he went to Cal, so we got a little bit of a connection there.”

In 14 seasons, Jackson has completed 632 catches for 11,110 receiving yards and 58 touchdowns. Of his 58 touchdowns, 39 of them are 40-plus yards — the fourth-most in NFL history. He also has 34 touchdowns of 50-plus yards, trailing only behind Jerry Rice for the most in league history. And, pulling out all honors are his 26 touchdowns of 60-plus yards for which he holds the record for.

Jackson likely won’t see a third stint as Philadelphia, as the Eagles have already been in a groove with wide receivers A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, Quez Watkins, and Zach Pascal.

DeVonta Smith surpassed Jackson’s rookie record for receiving yards last season with 916.

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