DeSean Jackson mentioned that Philadelphia Eagles new head coach Chip Kelly plans to use him in a De’Anthony Thomas-style package next season.
“Kind of similar to what De’Anthony Thomas was doing at Oregon,” Jackson said per the Philadelphia Enquirer. “…It just keeps defenses off guard any time you go in motion, fake play-action, go down the field. There’s just so many things you can do.”
Kelly reportedly told Jackson that he should “be prepared to have the ball in his hands more than usual” next season.
Under Kelly, Thomas compiled 701 rushing yards, 445 receiving yards, 389 kick return yards, 222 punt return yards and 18 all-purpose touchdowns for the Ducks in 2012. It’s not hard to tell why Jackson is excited for 2013.