Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network mentioned that he believes the Philadelphia Eagles will use the franchise tag on WR DeSean Jackson.
“He’s someone that you don’t just let walk,” said LaCanfora on NFL Network’s XLVI Live. “Whether he’s going to be there long-term remains to be seen, but you franchise him, then entertain trade possibilities.”
Head coach Andy Reid said that he was impressed by the way Jackson performed during the final stretch of the season. Whether or not you agree with Reid statement regarding Jackson’s performance, it’s a good indication that he trying his best to make things work with him in Philadelphia. If the Eagles allow Jackson to leave they’ll have a hole at the receiver position to fill. That can be done in free agency or in the draft but Jackson has already said that he’s open to receiving the tag. It will cost the team $9.4 million to do so.
Would you use the franchise tag on DeSean Jackson if you were the Eagles?