Last year the Eagles’ “Dream Team” nickname was derisively used against them after their big-name free-agent signings didn’t turn them into title contenders. But that isn’t stopping one Eagle from boasting about the team’s prospects.
DeSean Jackson, the wide receiver who signed a five-year contract with a base value of $47 million to remain with the Eagles, is brimming with confidence right now.
“I have five bright years to look for,” Jackson said, via the team’s website. “In one of those years, I’m going to guarantee a Super Bowl because we’ve been close the past four years that I’ve been here. Last year, with it being a tough year, just the way we caught on fire towards the end of the year, I see this team as the sky being the limit.”
Those comments are sure to be remembered by players and fans of opposing teams, just as Vince Young’s “Dream Team” label turned into a curse last season. But Jackson is not backing down from his lofty goals.
“I just have to take the bar to another level,” Jackson said, “and I want to shoot for the Hall of Fame and I want to shoot for the Super Bowl.”