At an autograph signing Thursday in New Jersey, DeSean Jackson and the public relations man present with him made it clear the wideout didn’t want to talk about Donovan McNabb.
Jackson sounds tired of making headlines for his words.
“They think I’m the new T.O.,” Jackson said about some fan reaction to him. (UPDATE: Hmm, we’ve heard this before.)
Well, trying to quiet a minor controversy is certainly not Owens-like.
Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News points out that Jackson has quickly become the face of the franchise. Jackson says he doesn’t feel that way.
The back-and-forth with McNabb was blown out of proportion, but Jackson has to get used to the heightened scrutiny. He doesn’t want to be Owens off the field, but he’s easily the biggest Eagles playmaker on the field since the T.O. show left town.