DeSean Jackson To Redskins For 3 Years
DeSean Jackson and all his baggage are headed to Washington.
Less than a week after the Philadelphia Eagles fired him and revelations surfaced that Jackson may have ties to Crips gangsters, Dan Snyder and the Redskins scooped up the speedy receiver. According to multiple reports, Jackson agreed to a three-year deal worth a reported $24 million with Washington. Oh, and he will face his former employers twice this season in a delicious turn of events.
The Redskins were the only team Jackson visited following his release. Other potential suitors were thought to have been the Oakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns, and the New York Jets.
Minutes after the news broke, Jackson tweeted out a picture of the ESPN graphic announcing the deal and wrote "ITS GOIN DOWN !! BURGUNDY & GOLD."
The deal came as a surprise to few observers. The night before he agreed to play for the Redskins, Jackson was out with Pierre Garcon, DeAngelo Hall and rapper Wale, and when a photo of them together hit the Internet, rumors of an imminent Washington signing ran rampant.
For Jackson, signing with a divisional rival could be the ultimate revenge against the Eagles, a team that dragged his name through the mud and rejoiced when he was released. At 27 years old, he remains one of the most dangerous receivers in the league and is coming off a career-high 82 catches, 1,332 yards and nine TDs. It will be interesting to see if he can duplicate those numbers with Robert Griffin III throwing to him in a new offense in Washington.
"Very exciting player," Griffin was quoted by ESPN. "Determined to show he is the best and hungry to win. My kinda guy."
One of the worst divisions in the NFL last year, the NFC East just got a whole lot more interesting in 2014.