Michael Vick: Jets would be ‘happy’ to have DeSean Jackson
Michael Vick signed a contract with the New York Jets on Friday, and he apparently already feels comfortable speaking on behalf of his new team. With rumors swirling that the Philadelphia Eagles are actively shopping DeSean Jackson, Vick was asked about the possibility of reuniting with Jackson after five seasons together in Philly.
“If there’s an opportunity to get DeSean, I’m pretty sure the New York Jets fans would be in favor of that,” Vick said, per Around the League’s Marc Sessler. “But who knows, it takes a lot to make a trade happen (with) all of the intricacies of a contract. It’s not for us as players to decide. But hopefully everything will work out for DeSean. If he ends up in New York, we’ll be happy, just as happy as he will be. But who knows, you can’t say.”
The Jets are one of a number of teams who are interested in Jackson, and any trade for the 27-year-old would be relatively complicated. Jackson holds a cap charge of $12.5 million next season, which is a lot more than most teams want to pay. However, Manish Mehta of the NY Daily News reported that he is not interested in restructuring his contract.
Mehta also cited a source who said there is no way Jackson will be in Philly in 2014.
“Philly is trading him or cutting him,” the source reportedly said. “That’s a fact. They don’t want him.”
Jackson reportedly does not expect to return to the Eagles next year, so it seems like a foregone conclusion that he will be playing elsewhere. The Jets have already signed Eric Decker, and acquiring a player like Jackson would instantly give them one of the better receiving corps in the AFC — on paper, of course.