DeSean is ready to return to Philadelphia


Former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson stopped by City Winery Philadelphia on Thursday and appeared on the "I AM ATHLETE" show hosted by former Cincinnati Bengal Adam "PacMan" Jones. 

Jones asked Jackson, who was mulling retirement, if he's officially called it a career after 14 seasons in the NFL. 

"Hell nah, I ain't retired! I'm a free agent, and ready to go," Jackson said, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer's Josh Tolentino.

Omar Kelly, producer and co-host of "I AM ATHLETE" followed up and asked the Eagles great which teams were included on his destination list for this season. Jackson said that Philadelphia is his number one choice and the Green Bay Packers are his second choice. 

Jackson played for the University of California before getting drafted by the Eagles in the second round (49th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. He spent a total of eight seasons with the Eagles and also played for the Washington Redskins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He split the 2021 season with the Las Vegas Raiders and the Los Angeles Rams before becoming a free agent in November.

Throughout his career, Jackson totaled 632 catches for 11,110 yards and 66 touchdowns. He was selected to play in three Pro Bowls (2009, 2010 and 2013).

Although Jackson was released by the Rams upon request on November 2, 2021, the wide receiver was still awarded a Super Bowl ring after the Rams won Super Bowl LVI. 

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