DeSean Jackson provides Eagles with speedy deep threat they need

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The Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to a trade to bring DeSean Jackson back to the City of Brotherly Love.

Ever since the questionable comments made leading up to the Super Bowl, it seemed like only a matter of time before DeSean Jackson found a new home for the 2019 season, with the Philadelphia Eagles looking like a potential option.

Despite what happened many years ago when Chip Kelly was still part of the picture, Jackson made it clear on numerous occasions that he would welcome a return to Philadelphia with open arms if given the opportunity.

Turns out, Jackson is going to get that opportunity after all now that his time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers appears to officially be over following two seasons of frustrating football for the most part.

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In what sort of came as a surprise out of nowhere on Monday, the Eagles agreed to a trade with the Buccaneers to bring the veteran wideout back to the team he spent the first six years of his NFL career with.

That’s right, after all of the previous drama from many years ago, Jackson will now be part of a Philadelphia team that was desperately looking for a reliable deep threat in the passing game, which Carson Wentz will now have thanks to the deal.

Some Eagles fans will question this decision by the Eagles since there have been numerous times in which Jackson has proven to be a head case, but also keep in mind that Philadelphia never would have considered the move if they didn’t believe he could be helpful.

Beyond Alshon Jeffery and Zach Ertz, Philadelphia doesn’t exactly have the most consistent group of wide receivers, especially since Nelson Agholor only seems to breakout every once in a while.

Right away, Jackson brings the Eagles a reliable deep threat they’ve been missing since parting ways with Torrey Smith last season, and one can only imagine the energy that will be inside Lincoln Financial Field when he steps on the football field for that first time.

Football fans can say what they want about Jackson at this stage in his career, but Philadelphia has nothing to lose in giving him a second chance to prove himself, especially since he’s led the league in yards per reception in three of the last five seasons (18.9 in 2018).

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Hopefully, Philadelphia fans didn’t get rid of their Jackson jerseys following his departure after the 2013 season since after five years, the speedster will officially be back for his second stint with the Eagles.