Jackson is confident in team, new deal
DeSean Jackson’s most recent public statements about his pending free agency did a fine job of summing up the Redskins’ offseason dilemma.
He said Washington’s offense, as presently constituted, has great camaraderie and a significant upside, which seems accurate.
He said he wants to remain in Washington, which is at least the politic thing to say.
He said his recent production speaks for itself and that this next contract will be big for his life, which makes sense for a 30-year-old speedster.
Which led to this equally fine observation from the free agent wide receiver.
“We’ve built the camaraderie, we’re very close to being a championship-winning team,” Jackson told Larry Michael on the team’s Redskins Nation program, “so as long as we’re able to keep the [pieces] to the puzzle together. . . . They’ve got a huge task in front of them, speaking on the front office here. But somehow, some way, if they can make it happen, I think this team and this group of guys we have together could be very special down the road.”
That’s a pretty big if. A grand if. A monumental if.
The pieces he was referring to were him and fellow free agent wideout Pierre Garcon, along with quarterback Kirk Cousins, whose future also remains unclear. You won’t find many predictions that all three of those men will be back in Ashburn, at least outside of Redskins Nation. At this point, it’s unclear whether even two of them will return. Garcon has said repeatedly that he’d like to stay in Washington, and Jackson said the same Thursday.
“Biggest thing I can say, I think my numbers and my production on the field speaks for itself,” he told Michael. “Obviously I do want to still be here. Family, my house — I have everything here.”