"Anything that can go wrong will go wrong." Murphy's Law may have been written not only to help teenagers past and present, but also for the Philadelphia Eagles 2014 offense. Yes, Darren Sproles is a huge addition to an offense based on quickness, athleticism, and Chip Kelly's creativity. Unfortunately for the Eagles, the signing of Sproles will not offset the loss of the best deep threat in all of football (ah finally - the premise of my article: Desean Jackson).
There are many rumors on why Desean is no longer an Eagle: Chip's ego being the most prevalent, along with Desean and his agent's asking price, and we can't forget about Jackson's off-field issues. None of these opinions justify letting the most dynamic downfield playmaker in the NFL leave, let alone to your division rival.
If I'm the Washington Redskins, or RG3, I'm doing 100 yard cartwheels up and down Fed Ex Field just to mimic my new superstar's highlight tapes. Literally. Ask Peyton Manning, Bill Belicheck, Jerry Jones, or your very own Ray Guilfoyle - you can have a flawless game plan, but at the end of the day, playmakers WIN ball games. This is what the Redskins have landing in their lap: a dynamic, fan friendly, defensive back torching machine who wants nothing more than to fit in, not only to an offense, but to a team, to a family.
When I was growing up, a flat tire and a research paper would be reason enough to hear me whine and complain, "Why me? Murphy's Law never fails to make its presence known." Ten years later, I can't imagine what the Philadelphia Eagles are mumbling in their locker room, let alone the front office. Desean gave this offense a threat from every side of the field, something Maclin and Riley Cooper do not bring to the table. Whether you agree or not, Desean's career year was the reason why Kelly's offense thrived; not because of Nick Foles' maturation or Lesean's running back friendly six man front. 2014 will bring Chip and LeSean a full sixteen games of 8 man fronts forcing a an offensive line to block two more athletic freaks than they are used to. As you'll learn in the next six months, Desean will be dearly missed.
I'm sure you all know where this article is going - Washington Redskins 2014 NFC East Champions. WIth the addition of Desean Jackson, not only will RG3, Alfred Morris, and Pierre Garcon have excellent fantasy years, the underachieved 2013 Redskin playmakers will thrive with Desean on their side of the ball. Count me all in to any of these four players when it comes to my 2014 Fantasy Football Draft.
Maybe it's time for JJ's Law, "Whatever can go right in Washington, will go right in Washington."
Thank you Desean!
Your fantasy football owners.
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