Pairing Jackson up with Robert Griffin III at quarterback and Pierre Garcon at wide receiver would give new coach Jay Gruden a pretty good 1-2 punch to throw at the Eagles and the rest of the NFC East. Add running back Alfred Morris and those defenses could be in a pick your poison kind of stance with the Redskins’ ability to run the ball and throw it.
As Dan Graziano pointed out in the New York Giants’ blog, the Giants should want Jackson out of the division. In 12 games against New York, Jackson has averaged 76 receiving yards per game, he has four receiving touchdowns, one rushing touchdown and two returns for touchdowns. He has not been as dynamic against the Dallas Cowboys with 36 catches for 674 yards and a touchdown in 10 regular-season games.
The last time a hyped receiver left Philadelphia and went to an NFC East rival was in 2006 when the Cowboys signed Terrell Owens. In six regular-season game against the Eagles, Owens had 26 catches for 471 yards and three touchdowns.
In Dallas’ 38-17 win at Lincoln Financial Field, Owens caught 10 passes for 174 yards and a touchdown.
He reviled in his returns to Philly and Eagles fans had fun with him as well. They burned his jerseys in the parking lot before his return in 2006.
What type of reaction would Jackson receive if he came in as a member of the Redskins?