As the Desean Jackson-Eagles drama continues to unfold, more and more details continue to trickle out on the situation. Philadelphia has definitely put Jackson on the market and is entertaining offers from all teams for the wide receivers services.
While everyone from NFC powerhouses Seattle and San Francisco to the Jets have had reported interest, the question of what it would take to win the Jackson sweepstakes has been unanswered. Until now that is. The Philadelphia Daily News is reporting the Eagles want a second-rounder for Jackson, at the very least.
A front-office source from another NFL team said that when he spoke with the Eagles last month about Jackson, “at that point, they wanted a lot for him.” The source said the Birds were looking for more than a second-round pick.
While a second-round pick may seem like a high price for a receiver who is constantly dealing with attitude issues, Jackson is no doubt a game-changer.
It wasn’t long ago that Percy Harvin fetched a first-rounder from Seattle when the Seahawks acquired him from Minnesota. It’s debatable whether or not Jackson is better than Harvin, but at the very least he is just as valuable to a team.
It will be interesting to see if the Eagles hold out until they get a package they like for Jackson or if they eventually decide to just release him outright. Either way, prepare yourselves for a lot of Desean Jackson to the (insert team here) rumors in the next couple of days.
What do you guys think? Will the Eagles get a second-rounder for Jackson or are they asking for too much? Sound off in the comments or hit me up on Twitter with your opinions!