Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson provided RB LeSean McCoy with some unsolicited advice this offseason about how to handle McCoy’s negotiations for a contract extension. Jackson advised his friend and teammate not to do what the wideout did last season: hold out from training camp.
Jackson told the Inquirer
“I think it would be in his best interest to come. Looking back now, it really hurt me more than I thought it helped me. Hopefully he saw everything I went through, and hopefully Drew (Rosenhaus, agent for both players) won’t him go through the same thing.”
Hindsight is 20/20, but even before a deal was done we knew that McCoy didn’t need this “advice.” Unlike Jackson, McCoy never demonstrated a propensity for drama on or off the field. He never made any aspect of the game about himself. It’s probably Shady who should be dispensing the advice.
The Eagles do not like or respond to high-profile games of chicken. DeSean Jackson should have known going into last ...