Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson joined Jim Rome on Thursday to talk about the hiring of Chip Kelly and the future of Michael Vick. After the Eagles interviewed Kelly on January 5th after Oregon’s Fiesta Bowl win, but following that meeting, it appeared that Kelly would be staying with the Ducks. Jackson admits he’s relieved the Eagles have a new coach and surprised that’s Kelly.
“It was kind of up in the air for me because I didn’t really have a clue about who would be coming in,” said Jackson. “Hearing the news yesterday, it’s almost like a good feeling, so we can put everything behind us and move forward. It’s a big time for us. 2013 is going to be a big year in my eyes.”
Rome brought up the quarterback dilemma in Philadelphia with a decision to be made on whether the Eagles should go with Vick in 2013 or Nick Foles. Jackson didn’t hold back in making his feelings known on who he wants to throw the ball to him.
“I think Mike Vick will still be there. That’s like my big bro,” said Jackson. “I feel the utmost about Mike Vick as a duel threat and what he’s able to do. With Chip Kelly coming in and what he had at Oregon its really a no-brainer. My opinion is big bro Mike Vick is still in there controlling everything.”