When the Philadelphia Eagles cut their talented but baggage possessing wide receiver, DeSean Jackson, it was believed that a long tour of National Football League teams would begin. There were a handful of teams with varying levels of interest in the wide receiver and he would probably receive anything from one year to multi-year deal.
In an interesting turn of events the tour only lasted one stop. That stop was with the Washington Redskins, his new home. Jackson went to Twitter to drop the news.
ITS GOIN DOWN !! BURGUNDY & GOLD http://t.co/tPN4g6AbeS
— Desean Jackson (@DeseanJackson10) April 2, 2014
Jackson had dinner with Bruce Allen, Redskins General Manager, discussing that it might be like to come to Washington. He also reportedly spent time with current Redskins players including DeAngelo hall. The Redskins put on a full court press that definitely worked. The deal is reported as a three-year, $24 million contract with $16 million of it guaranteed. His average salary now tops that of the highest paid 2014 NFL free agent Eric Decker that signed a five-year, $26 million deal with the Jets.
The interesting point, besides signing with the first team he visited, is that Jackson will get to face his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles, twice per year.