DeSean Jackson was released from his position as wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles. The surprising news was reported on March 28 on the NFL website and it is not crystal clear why the team would want to part ways.
Jackson is coming off his best season yet after playing six years for the Eagles. Just last season, he had nine touchdowns. Jackson also had 82 catches and 1,332 yards. He was considered one of the best receivers in the league and a fantasy football player's dream.
Rumor has it that he is being released from the team for a myriad of reasons and none of them have to do with his abilities on game day. DeSean is 27-years old and if given the chance, promises to make much more of an impact for whatever team will have him. Another team is certainly going to be interested too.
Former Oregon Ducks coach turned NFL coach Chip Kelly means business. It has been reported that Kelly is removing Jackson from the team because of his attitude, work ethic and his inability to get along with the coach. There are allegations that DeSean Jackson has missed meetings and that he does not have good chemistry with the coach.
Other sources are reporting that DeSean Jackson was released due to his possible gang affiliations. Jackson is allegedly associated with Los Angeles gang members and while he has not been present or involved, his associates have been linked to at least two murders since 2010.
Ever since Aaron Hernandez was arrested, NFL teams have been much more careful with their players. No one wants to lose a valuable investment and many players have been making headlines in recent years for their bad behavior off the field.
What do you think of the Philadelphia Eagles releasing DeSean Jackson? Is it worth taking extra precaution with players off the field even if they are superstars on game day?