The Eagles aren’t shopping wide receiver DeSean Jackson. however, if another team came calling, the Eagles certainly wouldn’t laugh and hang up, Jimmy Kempski of Philly.com reports.
“There’s an opinion among some in the Eagles organization that Jackson’s personality is not a great fit with the locker room culture that Chip Kelly is trying to cultivate, and the Eagles could be open to trading him.
If the Eagles were to deal Jackson, they would be left with a pair of wide receivers who have question marks. Maclin is of course returning from a torn ACL, and there are concerns that Cooper’s production last season was a product of Chip Kelly’s offensive scheme.
DeSean Jackson will be 28 during the 2014 season. Jackson just turned in the best season of his career, making this an inopportune time to begin forecasting his decline. However, at some point, Jackson is going to lose a step. Determining when that will happen is obviously not an exact science. However, when Jackson no longer becomes a serious threat to stretch the defense, he does not possess a versatile skill set that will easily allow him to continue to be an effective receiver when he loses his elite speed.
Through six seasons with the organization, DeSean Jackson has provided the Eagles a very good return on investment. However, there is ample evidence that would suggest that now could be the time that the Eagles try to maximize their return on the back end of his tenure with the team, especially if indeed they have tired of his personality.