DeSean will not (should not, I hope not) be traded THIS off-season and here is why.
The Eagles right now sit in an envious spot. They have a loaded offense with plenty of cap flexibility and a defense that is improved with the draft yet to come. It simply doesn’t make sense to trade him this year. Jackson is owed a lot of money and many are reporting that this is one of the main driving points in a possible move involving Jackson along with his “attitude”. I believe the Eagles are listening to other teams for offers but unless there is a deal that blows them away for more than the reported 3rd round compensation.
People want to say that the Eagles want to create more cap room to sign Foles, Boykin, Kendricks, Cox, etc. But why not wait until next off-season? There is nothing that suggest the DeSean’s production will decline in this offense this season either. Do you really think that the Eagles can find someone in this draft that will be able to do what Jackson can on the field? Jackson is a rare receiver with his only downside is his size. I think people over analyze the size factor considering the Eagles have Cooper, Ertz, and Celek. DeSean stretches the field, has great hands, runs crisp routes, and has versatility in the offense.
However if he is traded then the Eagles better have a great plan to replace him. Does this mean they target a WR in the first round such as a Mike Evans, Kelvin Benjamin, or Odell Beckham Jr? Beckham would make the most sense early since he runs a 4.43-40 and had a breakout season and would be a legit deep threat but for a much cheaper price than Jackson. Another reason to trade him would be to add more picks in a strong draft class.
Stay tuned, this will be interesting.