DeSean Jackson wants Vick back

  • ESPN.com news services | February 2, 2013

Receiver DeSean Jackson says the coaching change the Philadelphia Eagles made should result in at least one certainty for next season after struggling to a 4-12 finish in 2012.

Retaining the services of Michael Vick.

"For sure I can see it. Now that Chip Kelly is our offensive coordinator, I mean our head coach, Michael Vick I think it's a no-brainer to keep him here," Jackson said Friday in an interview with the NFL Network. "It fits his playing style and what he's done perfect."

In December, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Vick was not willing to work with the Eagles toward restructuring his contract, which calls for him to make $15.5 million in base salary next season.

If the Eagles release Vick by Feb. 6, they won't have to pay him the guaranteed $3 million in his deal, the report said.

Vick, 32, had 2,362 passing yards, 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions this season, his fourth with the Eagles. The Eagles hired Kelly after firing Andy Reid, who quickly landed the head coaching job with the Kansas City Chiefs after 14 seasons in Philadelphia.

But Jackson was encouraged by the prospect of returning with Kelly at the helm.

"Honestly, I don't know what it is exactly he's going to do, but all I can say is I'm very excited," Jackson said, according to the NFL Network.

Jackson spoke of playing in college against Kelly's Oregon team when the receiver was at California.

"That conversation we had with Chip," Jackson said. "He was like, 'Man, now I'm happy I can coach you and have you scoring against other teams instead of me.' "

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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