According to the Pewter Report, former Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson went on record to blame former head coach Chip Kelly for him not being part of Philadelphia’s Super Bowl celebration parade.
Jackson also lumped in former teammate, running back LeSean McCoy, in his complaint.
Bucs WR DeSean Jackson says if not for Chip Kelly he and LeSean McCoy would have been in the #Eagles parade this week.
— PewterReport (@PewterReport) February 9, 2018
Neither player meshed well with Kelly, who was eventually fired after the 2015 season.
Jackson has not played in Philadelphia since the Eagles failed to re-sign him after the 2013 season. He harbors bitter feelings towards Kelly saying he was released despite Kelly knowing all of the good things he did for his community.
As for McCoy, he was blindsided in a trade that sent him to the Buffalo Bills in 2015. He has also not been shy about his feelings towards Kelly who he has accused of being racist.
Together, Jackson and McCoy played as Eagles from 2009-13. Perhaps if Kelly had not come along, both players would still be with the Eagles and be Super Bowl Champions.
But, there is only much either Jackson or McCoy can dwell on how things in the past turned out. The NFL is a business that does not promise any player lifetime-career tenure with only one particular franchise.
Jackson can at least take solace in knowing there is practically no chance his path will cross Kelly’s again in the NFL.