Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has made the rounds on the interview circuit in New Orleans heading into Sunday's Super Bowl and hasn't been shy about lobbying for Michael Vick's return in 2013.
Jackson indicated that keeping Vick on the Eagles' roster is a “no-brainer,” adding that “Mike is coming back, I want my big bro to be back in Philly,” in an interview with CBSSports.com's Inside the Super Bowl.
The speedy, multi-talented receiver also lauded Vick and Nick Foles in an interview with NFL.com. Jackson didn't appear to express favoritism toward either quarterback in new coach Chip Kelly's high-tempo offense.
“As far as Vick and Foles, I think we have two great quarterbacks, with Michael being a play-style quarterback that could be good for the Oregon offense,” Jackson told NFL.com “I'm excited to see how it's going to go with OTAs coming up soon.”
Foles threw for 1,699 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions in seven games in 2012. The 6-foot-6, 243-pound quarterback completed 60.8 percent of his passes and finished with a 79.1 quarterback rating.
“Nick has arm strength out of this world,” Jackson said in the interview with CBSSports.com. “He surprised me [with how he read] the defense, being a certain defense, checking it if it was a run or if it was a pass getting the ball out of his hands. That's the upside when you have a quarterback coming to the line doing things like that.”
Vick posted similar numbers with 2,362 yards, 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 10 games. Vick completed 58.1 percent of his passes and finished with a 78.1 quarterback rating.
Vick's five-year, $80 million contract runs through 2016. In 2013, Vick carries a $16.9 million cap hit.
“I think Vick is still capable of doing some great things, especially with Chip having that spread offense,” Jackson said.
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