By Michael Donovan
Here’s what NFL analyst and former Eagles receiver Cris Carter, a member of the Hall of Fame, said yesterday about the Eagles and soon-to-be Washington Redskins free agent wide receiver DeSean Jackson:
“Given the relationship that he has with (Eagles head coach) Doug Pederson, I think it’s a good fit for (Jackson),” Carter said at a Super Bowl week event. “Especially at this point in DeSean’s career, it’s critical what decision he makes. It’s a good fit for him. They don’t have anyone like him. He knows the division very well. He has matured over the years. He wants to come back to Philadelphia.”
Despite the messy ending to Jackson’s time in Philadelphia, Jackson has apparently been so adamant in telling current and former Eagles’ players he wants to come back that at least one player — defensive end Brandon Graham — believes it is close to a done deal.
“You have to get the numbers worked out, and he has to have a legitimate number you can sign him at,” Carter said. “He has to be realistic in what he is worth.
“For me, I’m looking at players, not only what can they do to help out my franchise quarterback, but you want guys who want to be in the building,” Carter said. “You want guys who want to be in the city.
“I believe his veteran leadership and his ability to make explosive plays — especially in that division. The Giants are terrified of him. Dallas is terrified of him,” Carter said. “Why wouldn’t he be one of their choices?”