Report: Eagles WR DeSean Jackson says Carson Wentz has an ‘arm out of this world’
DeSean Jackson has many reasons to be excited about returning to the Philadelphia Eagles. One of the most significant among them, though? Playing with franchise quarterback Carson Wentz, as the 11-year veteran told reporters at his introductory press conference on Thursday.
“As far as him being a young quarterback, he’s got the world in his hands man,” Jackson said of Wentz, per 247 Sports’ Jeff Kerr. “I saw what he did. Unfortunately he took that injury. Obviously [Nick] Foles came in and won that Super Bowl for him. Just seeing what he did that year. He has an arm out the world. He can throw the deep ball. Very smart, very agile.
“Like I say, he’s a good quarterback and I can’t wait to get with him and work out with him in the offseason.”
The Eagles acquired Jackson, plus a seventh-round pick, from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for a sixth-round selection earlier this week. He subsequently signed a three-year, $27 million deal with Philadelphia, perhaps the last big payday for one of the game’s longest-serving players.
Jackson first rose to stardom at the top of the decade with the Eagles, making the Pro Bowl as a returner in 2009 and 2010 before going back as a receiver three years later. He teams with Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor, and tight end Zach Ertz to give Philadelphia one of the league’s most dangerous crops of receivers.
Wentz, meanwhile, was an MVP frontrunner before going down with season-ending injury in December of 2017.
The Eagles went on to win the Super Bowl behind the departed Nick Foles, who also filled in for an injured Wentz down the stretch of 2018.