Eagles top personnel executive Howie Roseman was a guest on the SportsRadio 94WIP Morning Show on Tuesday.
Here are some of the main takeaways from his interview with Angel Cataldi and the morning team:
"The thing about DeSean is that, all of us need time sometimes to mature,” Roseman said. “He's got a family, he's got two kids, and he's been here every day in the offseason program."
The Eagles brought Jackson in because they are confident he is more mature than he as in 2013 when he was released, but also because of what he will bring to their offense. The Eagles’ biggest need this offseason on offense was to add speed. Jackson certainly does that as he averaged the most yards-per-catch in the NFL last season.
Roseman also mentioned that Jackson’s speed was evident last season when the Eagles played the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, saying that everyone in the stadium knew where that first pass was going. Everyone, however, did not include the Eagles’ defense, who allowed Jackson to score a 75-yard touchdown — something the Eagles are hoping he does often for them this season.
“This is something we are planning to do. If the deal is right for us and right for Carson, we wouldn’t hesitate to pull the trigger,” Roseman said. “That is the amount of confidence we have.”
Roseman’s desire and enthusiasm for Wentz remains clear — he even compared him to one of his kids. Still, Roseman mentioning it having to right for the team was a new addition to his answers about Wentz. So far, Roseman has simply said they want to sign Wentz and that they know it is going to be expensive. Roseman mentioning it has to be right for the team was the first little bit of public negotiating with Wentz and his agent.