After five years and two other teams, DeSean Jackson made his official return to the Philadelphia Eagles and Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday. And it went very, very well.
With the Eagles down 17-0 to the Washington Redskins in the waning minutes of the second quarter, QB Carson Wentz connected with Jackson for a gorgeous 51-yard touchdown to finally put the Eagles on the board.
According to NFL Research, it’s been 2,093 days since Jackson last caught a touchdown for the Eagles. And the fans were ready for it even before the game started. This is how they welcomed Jackson back home, to his first game with the Eagles since 2013.
Jackson was pretty excited too. And once he and Wentz found each other for their first touchdown, their second one wasn’t far behind.
DJAX IS BACK. @DeSeanJackson11— NFL (@NFL) September 8, 2019
His second 50-yard TD of the day gives the @Eagles the lead! #WASvsPHI
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That was Jackson’s second 50-yard touchdown of the day, and his 31st career touchdown of 50 or more yards. That puts him second on the all-time list behind only Jerry Rice, who has 36. And here are a few more nifty stats about Jackson’s day.
DeSean Jackson is the first player with multiple 50-yard Rec TD in a game since Odell Beckham Jr. in 2016 vs the Ravens. It's also the first time Jackson has ever caught multiple 50-yard TD in a game.— Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) September 8, 2019
Jackson seems mighty comfortable being back with the Eagles, and catching balls from Wentz. By the 4th quarter, Jackson had 8 receptions and 154 yards. That’s the most receiving yards he’s had in a single game since 2014, and one heckuva homecoming.
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