When the Eagles did not give DeSean Jackson an extension last offseason, heading into the contract year of his 4 year rookie deal, it made him upset and that translated to the field as he had a noticeably down season. The Eagles still franchise tagged him this offseason and shocked a lot of people when they signed Jackson to a 48.5 million dollar deal over 5 years.
The Eagles obviously thought that a new contract would keep him happy and producing on the field. DeSean Jackson’s comments today suggested that could be the case. Jackson said that there has been “100 pounds of stress” removed from his shoulders with the new deal and that he expects to have his best season ever in 2012. One of the league’s most emotional players, Jackson could have a great season once more in 2012, but we’ll have to wait and see.