On a week where San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver was arrested Friday on suspicion of hit-and-run, reckless driving with injury and weapons possession and Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl Champion Running Back and Rutgers Alum Ray Rice is looking at 3-6 years for assaulting his girlfriend in an Atlantic City casino elevator … the DeSean Jackson departure from the Eagles under a cloud of uncertainty seems tame.
Jackson’s home was broken into a few weeks ago but no one is making any connections with that incident and his dismissal. So what gives?
DeSean Jackson has not been legally accused of any wrongdoing nor has the NFL ruled he acted improperly. So until more information is released or he is legally accused of something he is free to get picked up by any of the other 31 NFL teams.
So the question is where does DeSean Jackson end up?
There were reports before his departure that both the 49ers and the Patriots were interested in acquiring him. If that was so I think one of those teams would have picked him up right away. They did not.
So what is next?
Would former Eagle Coach Andy Reid now the Chiefs head coach move to pick up his long time player?
Very much a possibility.
Would a team like the Cowboys or Raiders take a chance on him? Both have taken on players with reputations and issues before. Imagine Tony Romo having both Dez Bryant and DeSean Jackson to throw to. The balance of the NFC East would change. Would owner Jerry Jones take a shot at it? You bet.