DeSean Jackson Has The Wrong Eagle On His Wide Receiver Mt. Rushmore
DeSean Jackson was a really good wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles. An unbelievably exciting football player when he donned the midnight green. Every game he played in from 2009-2013 you knew there was a chance to see him running past or away from defenders. He was one of the best deep ball trackers in the NFL. His ability to find the right path of a usually not-on-the-money throw was pretty incredible. As much of a DeSean fan as I am, he has erred. He has put the wrong Eagles receiver on his wide receiver Mt. Rushmore.
I’ll never forget the 1st play of that Monday Night Football game in Washington where he and Mike Vick connected on an absolute bomb to begin a blowout win. (Jump to about :40 seconds into the video.) I remember exactly where I was when he took a punt to the endzone in New York against the Giants as time expired to win the game.
DJacc’s Mt. Rushmore of wide receivers goes like this: Jerry Rice, Randy Moss, Marvin Harrison, and DeSean Jackson. I think you can argue with 2 of his spots… Marvin Harrison was great, but I think there are solid arguments to replace him with the likes of Calvin Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Irvin, etc. DeSean’s other spot is just pure crazy. It’s actually an inarguable spot. The 3rd face on the wide receiver Mt. Rushmore is Terrell Owens. TO has the 3rd most receiving yards all time, 642 yards more than arguably the best WR ever Randy Moss. He’s 3rd all-time in touchdowns with 153, only 2 behind Moss. Of course, Sure the guy was a pain in the ass, but most wide receivers are. They say the farther away from the ball you line up the crazier you are.
In the end, DeSean is wrong. The unarguable three on the NFL‘s wide receiver mt. Rushmore is Randy Moss, Jerry Rice, and Terrell Owens. We can argue amongst ourselves to fill out the final space. We all saw how great Terrell Owens was in his short time here. It’s too bad he and McNabb couldn’t share the spotlight the way Jalen Hurts and AJ Brown obviously can. This city would’ve had a lot of great years to end McNabb and Reid’s Eagles years if they could have shared it.