Los Angeles Rams Signing DeSean Jackson Keen to Reunite with HC Sean McVay

Published 03/28/2021, 9:19 AM EDT
Oct 22, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) is carted off the field after being injured during the fourth quarter against the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports


The 34-year-old DeSean Jackson endured a difficult outing in the NFL last year. The veteran wide receiver only managed 5 appearances for the struggling Philadelphia Eagles, with 236 receiving yards and 1 receiving TD.

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He dealt with multiple hamstring and lower-body injuries throughout the season before catching an 81-yard touchdown pass from Jalen Hurts during the 37–17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Oct 22, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) celebrates with wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) after scoring a touchdown against the New York Giants during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Jackson has 25 career touchdowns of 60-plus yards, which is the most in NFL history. After being released by Philly earlier this year, DeSean opted to sign for NFC West franchise Los Angeles Rams on a short-term deal.

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He put pen-to-paper on a 1-year deal with the Rams with a $4.5 million base value. Including incentives, the deal can rise up to $6.25 million.

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DeSean Jackson looking forward to the 2021 season with the Rams

Speaking to the press for the first time after signing for the Rams, DeSean Jackson spoke about his short-term goals and his admiration for the new Head Coach, Sean McVay.

“There were other options out there. I could have went to other teams, other places. But my focus was really reuniting with Sean McVay.

“Talking to McVay once I was a free agent and really kind of having those open conversations, talking about the possibilities, it was something that was intriguing for me. So, I think that outweighs everything,” Jackson said earlier this week.

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DeSean Jackson has spent time with multiple organizations in the league including Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins (Now Washington Football Team), and two spells with the Philadelphia Eagles.

He has more than 10,000+ receiving yards and 50+ receiving TDs to his name. He will play backup to the likes of fellow wideouts Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods in Los Angeles.

But in quarterback Matthew Stafford, the Rams are now a strong offensive unit and are already being touted as outside contenders for the Super Bowl. It’s all in or nothing for coach McVay and the Rams in 2021. Only time will tell how that pans out.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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