DeSean Jackson’s return could be just what the Philadelphia Eagles need

Robert Molnar
Jan 4, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper (14) celebrates a touchdown catch with teammate DeSean Jackson (10) against the New Orleans Saints during the first half 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 4, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper (14) celebrates a touchdown catch with teammate DeSean Jackson (10) against the New Orleans Saints during the first half 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Abysmal. If I had to choose one word to describe the Philadelphia Eagles current wide receiving group it would be abysmal. After all, it has been this current group of wide receivers — outside of Paul Turner who I am a fan of — that seems to have gotten this team into its current predicament. As much as I like to blame the quarterback and coach, this group of wide receivers has not done the team any favors.

The trade for Dorial Green-Beckham has worked in spurts. Some games, DGB is a player I am happy to have catching the football. With his size and ability, he should be able to go up and get the football. However, most games, he has just been plain invisibile. Doing absolutely nothing to help his team, DGB is the ultimate boom-or-bust player for your fantasy teams.

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Nelson Agholor seems to have come back to the land of the living after last Sunday’s loss at Cincinnati. Though his stats don’t really show it, Agholor had a solid game after being inactive for the Eagles Monday night affair the week before. Making a catch from his backside early in the contest, Agholor has the ability to be a solid receiving threat for this team. It will be interesting to observe his play during these final few games to say the least.

Of the team’s three starting receivers, Jordan Matthews is not the biggest or most talented, but he is the most consistent. Working in the slot area, Matthews is a reliable pass catcher that can deliver first downs when he is on the field. If I could clear the roster of players I didn’t like, Matthews would be one of the few I retain.

With the inconsistency running rampant outside the numbers, the Philadelphia Eagles would do themselves a lot of good to make a run at a talented receiver this offseason. That player could just be former Philly receiver DeSean Jackson, who despite a awkward exit a few years ago, could be tempted to rejoin the Eagles.

A free agent this offseason, DeSean Jackson is the just the type of receiver needed in Philly right now. Though his health has become a concern the last couple of years, Jackson still possesses the speed and acceleration to burn almost every corner and safety in the NFL. Giving Carson Wentz a receiver like Jackson could be just what the doctor ordered.

Will such a move occur, it really is too early to tell. This time of year, rumors usually begin to run rampant due to impending offseason. Whether or not there is any basis to this rumor, who knows, but the simple fact that it could be true should excite members of the Eagles fanbase.

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