A day later, the early indications are that the Eagles’ locker room is not in mourning about the loss of DeSean Jackson.
Eagles center Jason Kelce took to Twitter immediately after Jackson was cut to say everything would be fine, and now two Eagles players who requested anonymity have told the Philadelphia Inquirer that Jackson was a distraction and won’t be difficult to replace.
On the field, it’s hard to believe that Jackson won’t be difficult to replace. Whatever the concerns about Jackson’s work ethic or his personal life, he’s a uniquely talented playmaker when he has the ball in his hands. Last year Jackson caught 82 passes for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns. No one other Eagles receiver was even close to that productive.
However, the report says “the selfishness, the lateness, and the immaturity” have been present for as long as Jackson has been an Eagle, and that eventually enough was enough. Chip Kelly knows his offense better than anyone, and Kelly decided that whatever Jackson can do on the field, he wasn’t worth the headaches off it. Kelly apparently agrees with those unnamed Eagles who think Jackson can be replaced.