The 49ers and Patriots may not be alone in their interest in Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson. The Jets reportedly have interest, too.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, via CSNPhilly.com, the Jets have called the Eagles about a possible trade for Jackson.
In a world of obvious dot-connecting, this is a shortest-distance-between-two-points bright line. Literally (Philly is an our or so away from New York) and figuratively, given the presence of former Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and potential arrival of Eagles quarterback Mike Vick.
Then there’s the fact that the Jets have needs at the position, even after giving a big-money free-agency contract to Eric Decker.
Still, with Jackson at $10.5 million for 2014 and Eric Decker in the mid-seven-figure tax bracket, the question becomes whether adding Jackson would blow the budget at the receiver position.