Patriots, 49ers have called Eagles about a DeSean Jackson trade
CSN Philly says the Eagles are not actively shopping Jackson, but they are listening to offers for him, which makes it sound like he is available. The Niners and Pats are said to be teams that have called about Jackson.
This isn’t at all surprising; Steve DelVecchio mentioned on Monday that Jackson was worried about his standing with the team because of all the trade reports.
CSN says the Eagles listened to offers for him last year and wanted a second-round pick at first before lowering the price, but they were unable to trade him.
Though Jackson is a talented player, his attitude and salary are reasons why the Eagles might want to trade him. Those same issues are reasons why it might be hard to find takers.
Jackson signed a five-year, $47 million contract in 2012. He is set to make $10.5 million next season. CSN says the Eagles would take a dead-money cap hit of $6 million this year if they dealt Jackson, but wouldn’t owe him the $30 million in base salary over the next three seasons that he’s due to earn.
With Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin already signed to come back next season, it makes sense why the Eagles might be willing to deal him.