On Friday, CBS Philadelphia reported that Jackson was a selfish, bad teammate on the Eagles and that he treated head coach Chip Kelly poorly.
Here are some of the things Joseph Santoliquito writes in his report:
Jackson was not very well liked by his teammates, was blatantly insubordinate, with temper tantrums cussing out Kelly several times in front of the team, pushed the NFL rookie coach the way “a child would test boundaries,” and was more concerned with his rap label than he was about winning football games.
A source told CBS Philadelphia that Jackson was a me-first guy with a bad attitude, which isn’t exactly new. The source also says teammates were happy to see Jackson go.
Jackson supposedly did not have the same respect for Kelly that he had for Andy Reid, possibly because Kelly came from college and did not have previous NFL credentials.
Seriously, does anything from this story surprise you? It’s the exact same stuff we’ve been hearing about Jackson for years. And you could probably say the same thing for many other diva wide receivers throughout history.
Despite how good they may be as players, there’s only so long you can put up with a guy who’s a problem in the locker room. Few will deny how talented or productive guys like Jackson are, but you have to ask the question: is putting up with him worth it? For the Eagles, the answer was no.