Wide receiver DeSean Jackson is in no rush to part ways with the Washington Redskins. In fact the 30-year old veteran receiver is intent on staying with Washington despite his pending free agency.
“I do want to still be here,” Jackson said, via the team’s official website. “My family and my house, I have everything here and I don’t want to be in a transaction and move. First things first, I do want to be here and hopefully we can make it work. But once again this is a business so things happen. I’m just really excited about the opportunity I have to sit and now the ball’s in my corner a little bit and see what we can do. I’m just excited and I’m going to let my agent care of all that. Ready to just sit back and whatever offers come in but obviously, like I said, I do want to be here.”
There are rumors that the Redskins may not feel the same excitement about the potential return of Jackson.
Mike Jones of the Washington Post reported on Thursday that Jackson is “too inconsistent for management’s taste.” That sentiment could resonate throughout the organization and motivate them to move on from Jackson, who is likely to be paid well in free agency.
Jackson has been linked to the Philadelphia Eagles, where he started his career.
“I still feel like I’m 26 and I can still run with those young dudes,” Jackson said. “I’m really at that point now where free agency is a big year for me in my career and where I am. … But wherever it takes me, I still feel like I’m going to put in the work, run fast and do that acrobatic things I’ve been doing throughout my career.”