DeSean Jackson had a down season last year, catching just 58 passes for 961 yards and 4 touchdowns, his lowest yardage total since his rookie year in 2008, on an overall disappointing Eagles team. Many theorized that Jackson was dogging it because he was unhappy with his contract situation and Jackson essentially admitted as much earlier this week, saying “I let it get to me, even though I tried not to let it. I was trying to protect myself from getting hurt; now I’m just giving it all.”
While it’s definitely concerning that Jackson would give less than 100% over a whole season, it’s a testament to his talent that he was able to produce numbers better than most receivers even when he wasn’t giving it his all. Now that he has his contract situation under control, after the Eagles gave him a 5 year, 47 million dollar deal earlier this offseason, Jackson should be back to his 2009-2010 form. During those two seasons, he posted lines of 62/1156/9 and 47/1056/6. Though he has Jeremy Maclin to steal plenty of targets opposite him, Jackson is not exactly a volume receiver with a career 17.8 YPC.
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