During his appearance on Mike & Mike, Vick was asked why the Eagles might be looking to move on from the 27-year-old receiver.
“Chip Kelly is a leader. I think you have to know Chip Kelly to understand what kind of person he is,” said Vick.”DeSean is not a bad person by any stretch, but I think certain organizations want things done a certain way. DeSean is a very productive player and everybody has a lot of respect for him but at the end of the day, Chip Kelly’s decision and what he’s going to do is his decision.”
Kelly reached out to Jackson Monday night. Whatever the head coach said prompted Jackson to post a positive message about it.
Source in DeSean’s camp says Chip told him to not worry about anything, keep working, and be ready for camp. Not an ironclad no trade, but..
— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) March 25, 2014
All other signs in recent weeks have been pointing Jackson towards the exit signs.
“Who knows why internally. I don’t sit in on the conversations with him and the GM [Howie Roseman] and the other coaches. But I know DeSean is very dynamic and the entire league loves what he brings to the table, but maybe we see something that Chip doesn’t see,” said Vick. “I don’t question. If it does happen for DeSean, it’s something that he has to embrace and something that he may have to learn from, depending on whether he wants to leave or not. Regardless, I’m going to support him. He’s always been a great friend of mine and a great football player and I think highly of him.”
Roseman, during a half-hour session with the local media on Monday, did not refute the trade rumors, only saying, “He’s still under contract. For us, until there’s anything to report on our players, that’s where we are right now.”
Kelly will sit down with reporters for an hour Wednesday morning as part of the NFC Head Coaches Breakfast here at the owners meetings.