By Ben Sullivan
DeSean Jackson was dumped from the Eagles’ system that provided him opportunity for his best season and made quarterback Nick Foles into Joe Montana (statistically, for one magical year).
Jackson can run. He can get deep. He sure can talk. And Robert Griffin III can make things happen with him. But Jackson hadn’t caught 65 passes in any season before 2013. He totaled six touchdowns in 2011-12. And he’s not an Eagle anymore.
The system he’s in now won’t help him. Pierre Garcon will be targeted a lot more. The running game will be effective. This is a 60-catch guy again, being drafted like a star. I don’t see it.
Jeremy Maclin, essentially replacing Jackson in Philly, will now enjoy his career season, and at a far greater discount than his former teammate. It’s the system, silly.