Originally written on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 11/17/14
DeSean Jackson sounded thrilled at the prospect of playing under new head coach Chip Kelly but what would make him really happy is for Michael Vick to return as the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback. The Eagles wide receiver even went as far as to call it a "no-brainer" during an interview with the NFL Network on Friday. "For sure I can see it," Jackson told the network at the Super Bowl in New Orleans. "Now that Chip Kelly is our offensive coordinator, I mean our head coach, Michael Vick I think it's a no-brainer to keep him here.  It fits his playing style and what he's done perfect." The 33-year-old Vick, who has the second-highest base salary of any NFL quarterback, is coming off his worst season ever and the Eagles don't have to pay his $15.5 million salary if they don't want to. That is unless Kelly convinces the organization that Vick would be a perfect fit for his explosive offensive style. Kelly's other option is going with the less mobile Nick Foles or using the Eagles'  No. 4 draft pick on a new quarterback. Jackson is no stranger to Kelly. They met in a Pac-12 game when he was at Cal and Kelly was coaching Oregon.  The coach became a fan of the receiver after he burned the Ducks with 11 catches, 161 yards and 2 TDs. "That conversation we had with Chip," said Jackson, "he was like, 'man,  now I'm happy I can coach you and have you scoring against other teams instead of me.'" Kelly's plan is to use Jackson as a wideout, running back and kick and punt returner.  Jackson is hoping for a career year after missing the last five games of the dismal 4-12 season after breaking a few ribs. "Last year was a terrible year, an embarrassing year,' said Jackson.  "This year with Chip Kelly coming in, it's a new start. It's a fresh start." Possibly, Jackson hopes, it will be with Vick making the calls from behind the center.
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