Many fans have questioned how DeSean Jackson would handle himself if Plaxico Burress was brought in, given Jackson’s quest for a new contract.
But in an interview with Stephen A. Smith, Jackson endorsed any potential deal between Plax and the Eagles.
“I think he would love to come play for the Eagles,” said Jackson. “He and Vick- he already kind of had a connection with Vick- with him being in prison and him kind of talking to him before. So it might be a connection. But regardless, I wish the best for him, and if he was to Philadelphia I think it would be a dangerous combination.”
After the bad PR Jackson picked up last week with his comments, its hard to imagine Jackson saying anything controversial anytime soon. Would Jackson publicly welcome Burress? Absolutely. Privately, however, is a different story. Jackson is after a new deal, and anything that gets in the way is going to upset him. Burress coming in and producing would certainly affect Jackson’s numbers.
Jackson also took time to throw a few members of the defense under the bus, when asked about the Eagles chances next year.
“I think if you ask the majority of people around us, I think we definitely have a great shot, especially with Mike Vick having a full year under his belt” explained Jackson. “You know, just me and him and Jeremy Maclin and LeSean McCoy, just all of us playing together for a couple of years. It’s really time for us right now. I think we just need a couple of replacements on defense and at a couple other positions, but I think we’re very close man to winning that Super Bowl.”
Jackson’s teammates on defense certainly won’t be happy with Jackson’s assessment, as true as it may be.
It may be time for Jackson to take a break from public interviews.