With Michael Vick signing Friday with the New York Jets, could a reunion with his former teammate DeSean Jackson be far behind? According to multiple sources, the New York Jets have inquired about trading for much maligned wide receiver.
As recently reported by Inquistr, Jackson is apparently on the trading block because of disagreements with first year head coach Chip Kelly and an organization tired of dealing with DeSean’s contract demands. Jackson has three years, $30 million dollars left on a deal he signed last year but also had one of his best year’s under Kelly – which says a lot if they are willing to trade or cut him.
One possible landing spot for Jackson is the New York Jets who recently signed his former teammate and good friend Michael Vick as their backup quarterback Friday for 1 year, $5 million. There is also another link that makes Jackson a possibility for the Jets and that’s offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. The Jets’ second year coordinator coached Jackson when they were in Philadelphia together alongside Vick who is quoted in an article in the NY Daily News as saying he’d welcome a reunion with DeSean:
“If there’s an opportunity to get DeSean, I’m pretty sure the New York Jets fans would be in high favor of that. But who knows? It takes a lot to make a trade happen…. It’s not for us as players to try to decide. Hopefully everything works out for DeSean. If he is up in New York, we’ll be happy — just as happy as he will be. But who knows? We can’t say.”
And as ESPN.com Jets’ blogger Rich Cmini points out, Jackson’s contract could hasten DeSean’s release from the team, making a reunion an even stronger possibility:
“The sense I get from talking to league sources is the Jets have a measured interest in Jackson, which will intensify if he’s released by the Philadelphia Eagles — a distinct possibility if no one is willing to trade for his contract. He has three years, $30 million remaining on the deal. He reportedly is unwilling to renegotiate his deal, which makes a trade less likely. Jackson may not be motivated to re-work the deal because he knows it will force his release, allowing him to reunite with Vick. It’s possible that Vick picked the Jets, knowing his former teammate wouldn’t be far behind. Could this all be part of [General Manager] John Idzik’s master plan?”
What do you think? Should the New York Jets reunite DeSean Jackson with Michael Vick?
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