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DeSean Jackson reveals why he signed with LA Rams more than other NFL teams


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DeSean Jackson had alternatives in free of charge agency this time all-around. The veteran huge receiver enters his 14th year in the NFL and first with the Los Angeles Rams.

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After two many years with the Philadelphia Eagles (his next stint) that were riddled with injuries, Jackson has a new commence with the Rams and new quarterback Matthew Stafford. He presently praised Stafford to the high heavens.

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But, talking with the media this 7 days, Jackson discovered why he chose the Rams above other possible places.

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“There have been other possibilities out there,” Jackson mentioned, by way of Pro Football Discuss. “I could have went to other teams, other spots. But my focus was seriously reuniting with Sean McVay. Talking to McVay when I was a absolutely free agent and truly type of owning people open discussions, speaking about the alternatives, it was a little something that was intriguing for me. So, I think that outweighs every thing.”

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Jackson is a single of the very best big play receivers in the NFL, when nutritious, and instantly burst on to the scene during his 2008 rookie period with the Eagles. In an offense like McVay’s, Jackson may possibly be in a ton of open area, providing Stafford lots of excellent appears for extensive touchdowns.

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“That dude is a beast, his arm is out of this earth so I’m excited to — I’m gonna say, ‘Man, just — I’m gonna operate far you just throw it significantly,’ and with any luck , we can conquer all people,” Jackson claimed of Stafford, through Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.

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The veteran speedster also commented on whether or not or not he will be returning kickoffs and punts for the Rams in 2021.

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“I simply cannot give you all the information,” Jackson said, via Greg Beacham of the Involved Press. “I was just speaking to Sean. I’m not gonna spill all the beans, but we have received some points to be enthusiastic for. We’re operating on something and we’ll see how it turns out.”

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Jackson performed just five video games in 2020 thanks to injuries. He finished with 14 catches, 236 yards and a single landing, averaging 16.9 yards for every catch. In the last two seasons, Jackson only performed eight game titles, catching 23 passes for 395 yards, 3 touchdowns and 17.2 yards for each capture.

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The figures are there, but the wellness is not at the minute.

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In his profession (160 game titles), Jackson has 612 catches, 10,656 yards, 56 touchdowns and 17.4 yards for each capture.

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Jackson was the No. 49 all round select (2nd round) by the Eagles in 2008, wherever spent the first element of his profession via the 2013 period. Immediately after remaining astonishingly reduce, Jackson signed with the then-Washington Redskins and performed there from 2014-16. Prior to the 2017 season, Jackson signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and played there till he was traded back again to Philadelphia prior to the 2019 year.

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