DeSean Jackson has reached a multi-year agreement with the Washington Redskins.
In a bizarre series of events that ended with the Philadelphia Eagles releasing their stud wide receiver due to 'character issues', several teams pounced on the opportunity to grab him, but only the Redskins walked away happy.
Coming off the best statistical season of his career, in which he tallied 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns, Jackson has no reason not to excel with his new team. While the Eagles’ offense had tremendous potential, there was too much inconsistency. Michael Vick injured himself after a few terrific weeks, which gave Nick Foles the green light. Although he had some eye-opening passing performances, the offense as a whole never rendered to early-season form.
With the addition of Desean Jackson, the Washington Redskins have the talent to move to the upper class of the NFL.
With a superstar talent in Robert Griffin III, who is a serious running threat, Jackson will have countless opportunities to find the open field. We all saw how well he operated with Vick, who is an equally dynamic runner. RGIII is also capable of accurately hitting long routes, which is Jackson’s forté due to his tremendous speed. The duo of RGIII and D-Jax can be unstoppable, providing there are no injuries.
Lining across from Pierre Garcon on the opposite wing will also benefit Jackson tremendously. Jeremy Maclin was injured all of last season for the Eagles, which placed the receiving heavyweight on Jackson’s shoulders. While that surely factored towards his career year, it also led to constant double coverages that often limited him. Garcon, a star receiver in his own right, offers legitimate help, and having him around should provide several opportunities for D-Jax to attack.
That is all without mentioning the force behind the line, Alfred Morris, who is a slight downgrade from Lesean Mccoy at worst. The upgraded offense will be absolutely loaded on all fronts, and currently have the potential to be the most explosive offense in the league.
And yes, that includes the Denver Broncos. The defense is the only question mark remaining, but as we all know, defense wins championships. Just ask the Broncos. If they make a couple of defensive transactions, real magic can take place. Washington already had high expectations coming into this season. Now, those expectations have surged far, far forward.
Sometimes, a guy like Desean Jackson makes that much of a difference.
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