Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson‘s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad 2020 is getting worse daily.
Just a few months ago, Jackson lit the sports world on fire when he made anti-Semitic comments that he attributed to Adolf Hitler.
Now, with the Philadelphia Eagles off to an 0-2-1 start, Jackson is injured once again. Jackson could quickly be approaching the end of his second stint with the Eagles.
DeSean Jackson has had an ugly 2020
If the coronavirus pandemic and the strangest sports calendar in history wasn’t enough, DeSean Jackson created an ugly controversy this summer.
Jackson posted an image of a quote attributed to Adolf Hitler on his Instagram in July. The quote addresses “white Jews” and Hitler saying Jewish people would “blackmail [and] extort America.”
The quote does not actually come from Hitler, according to Snopes.
Jackson later apologized for his comments. He and New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman, who is Jewish, agreed for a dual-visit to two historical museums in Washington D.C.
Edelman and Jackson intend to visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Jackson is currently injured again
Various injuries ravished the Philadelphia Eagles through the season’s first three weeks.
DeSean Jackson, just as he was in 2019, is among those injured players. Jackson, who turned 10 receptions into 121 yards through his first three games, left a Week 3 tie against Joe Burrow and the Bengals with a hamstring strain.
As of Oct. 1, Jackson was considered questionable for the Week 4 trip to face the San Francisco 49ers.
Jackson only played in three games last year and hasn’t played a full 16-game season since 2013.
Philadelphia went 0-2-1 to open the 2020 season. The Eagles desperately need a win against an injury-plagued San Francisco team, especially after the humiliating tie in Week 3.
How much longer will the Eagles keep DeSean Jackson?
The Philadelphia Eagles could quickly be approaching the end of the second DeSean Jackson era.
Jackson is owed over $8 million next season, the final year of his contract. The veteran wideout has played in six of a possible 20 games (counting the postseason) through a season-plus with the Eagles and, aside from a two-touchdown game against Washington in Week 1 last year, has mostly looked like a shell of his old self.
Jackson, to his credit, had six catches for 64 yards in a Week 2 loss to the Rams on September 20. But Jackson isn’t getting younger and he is hurting. the Eagles.
Jackson turns 34 on December 1. Philadelphia drafted Jalen Reagor in the first round of April’s draft and appears to have a rising star in Greg Ward Jr., a former quarterback at the University of Houston.
Ward has emerged as a big-play wideout, just like Jackson once was, since joining the Eagles’ 53-man roster on a full-time basis last year.
Reagor is currently out indefinitely with a broken thumb.
In the short-term, Philadelphia needs a healthy Jackson in the lineup and making plays. But Jackson’s constant health problems, along with this summer’s controversy, should make the Eagles consider parting ways with him next offseason.