NFL trade rumors: DeSean Jackson headed back to Eagles

NFL trade rumors: DeSean Jackson headed back to Eagles

DeSean Jackson is headed back to Philadelphia. 

Hours after the wide receiver said goodbye to Tampa Bay in a cryptic Instagram post, NFL Media reported the Buccaneers had worked out a trade to send Jackson to the Eagles. 

Jackson, 32, was a second-round draft pick by Philadelphia in 2008 and spent his first six NFL seasons there before moving on to Washington in 2014 and then Tampa Bay in 2017. 


As Jackson put it in his Instagram post, things “didn’t work out” with the Bucs, but he didn’t have to wait long for a change of scenery. 

Jackson has been vocal about wanting to move on from the Bucs after a rumored spat with former coach Dirk Koetter. The three-time Pro Bowl selection also lacks chemistry with quarterback Jameis Winston and instead favored journeyman Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Jackson, 32, caught 41 passes for 774 yards and four touchdowns in 2018 while also eclipsing 10,000 receiving yards for his career.