After being thrown under the bus by the Eagles, DeSean Jackson said the way the Redskins greeted him made a huge difference.
In a conference call to formalize his NFC East move, Jackson said the recruiting pitch by players including Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was a huge factor.
Of course, Griffin was also eager to temper expectations as well, but the welcome was important.
Jackson wouldn’t address the circumstances of his departure from the Eagles, saying: “People that know me respect me and know I’m a team guy.”
The Eagles might one day dispute that, but so far, the team hasn’t said anything since giving a valuable asset to a division rival.
And by rolling out the red carpet for him, the Redskins have made sure he maintains that chip on his shoulder.