DeSean Jackson Apologizes To Eagles Front Office, Says Franchise Tag Would Be OK

With the season over for the Philadelphia Eagles the teams star wide receiver DeSean Jackson took some time on Sunday to apologize for a contract dispute with the teams front office that he says became a distraction throughout the season.

Jackson went on to say he would be OK if the team placed the franchise tag on him if they can’t come to an agreement over a long-term contract during the offseason.

“I can admit to certain things affecting me during the season. I just want to apologize,” he told reporters. “I probably could have handled it a little bit different, but now sitting here after the season’s over I can just say I was able to put it behind me and really just fight for my teammates, fight for my organization.”

When specifically asked if playing under a franchise tag would be something he would be okay with he responded, “why wouldn’t I be?”

During the teams season DeSean Jackson caught 58 passes for 961 yards and four touchdowns including a 62-yard touchdown pass on Sunday as the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Washington Redskins, allowing his team to finish the season with an 8-8 record.

Jackson’s season was also met with a one-game suspension after he failed to show up to a team meeting as his contract was being renegotiated, something he plans to avoid in the future. Jackson told the Philadelphia Inquirer:

“I can’t really get frustrated over contract situations, or if I’m not paid how I think I should be, whatever the case may be. I can’t really allow that to go on as a professional.”

Do you think the Philadelphia Eagles should have worked more quickly to secure a long-term contract with DeSean Jackson in order to avoid any type of locker room tension that may have affected the teams season?

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