Raider Nation Weighs in on DeSean Jackson
January 26, 2014; Honolulu, HI, USA; Team Sanders receiver DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles (10) is defended by Team Rice cornerback Brandon Flowers of the Kansas City Chiefs (24) in the fourth quarter during the 2014 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium. Team Rice defeated Team Sanders 22-21. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
The Twitterverse is alive with the roars of #DJaxToOakland being spread around the world. As soon as wide receiver DeSean Jackson was released from the Philadelphia Eagles, Raider Nation flooded Twitter and other social media sites in an attempt to sway Jackson’s decision on which team he will join.
Jackson grew up in Los Angeles, CA, and he was an Oakland Raiders fan. Jackson also attended UC Berkeley where he played football for the Cal Bears. It’s obvious that he has a lot of ties to California, and it may be the reason why he makes this big decision.
The 6-year veteran would be a welcome addition to a young wide receiver corps in Oakland. Along with veteran wide out James Jones and young up and comer Rod Streater, the Raiders could definitely make a statement in the AFC West. One can only dream.
Still, there are rumors and echoes that DeSean Jackson had reached out to the Oakland Raiders prior to his release from the Eagles. NFL Analyst Ian Rapoport reported via Twitter that Jackson was in fact interested in becoming a Raider:
One of the biggest issues facing both the Oakland Raiders organization and the City of Oakland is attendance at the games on Sunday. Obviously, the more seats that are filled means more revenue for the City of Oakland. With more revenue comes the possibility of a stadium deal being struck for the years to come. DeSean Jackson would definitely put fans in the seats!
In the race to acquire DeSean Jackson two things are certain. One, Jackson will be heavily sought after by NFL teams, and two, Raiders fans are the best. If I was Jackson, I would go with my heart on this one. Pick the Raiders and return to the Raider Nation!