Desean Jackson admits during his free agency, he considered playing for the San Francisco 49ers and that the choice between the 49ers and the Redskins was a “close call.”
“It was a close call. Almost made a trip to come out there,” Jackson said. “But Washington did what did to keep me here and did everything right. Coach Harbaugh and I played against each other, when he was at Stanford and I was at Cal. I respect him. It was a close call but I came here.
“Even though I was born and raised in California and would love to be and play there, it’s a better situation for me to be here now.”
Jackson played at Cal when Jim Harbaugh coached at Stanford, so he gained a lot of respect for him. Jackson would’ve made a nice addition in San Francisco, but as he said, the Redskins organization whispered all the right things in his ear to make him stay in Washington DC.
[h/t Sports Illustrated]