DeSean Jackson admitted to not giving a full effort last season because he was afraid of getting injured in his contract year, according to ESPN. Normally, players give more of an effort in their contract year in order to prove themselves worthy of a big pay day. But Jackson, who has a history with concussions, told Lisa Salters that he was trying to protect himself and not giving full effort. Jackson played 15 games in 2011, catching 58 passes for 961 yards and four touchdowns. The Eagles re-signed him to a five-year, $51 million dollar extension with $15 million guaranteed.
Analysis: DeSean Jackson -- along with the entire Eagles' passing offense -- was a bit of a disappointment last season. He managed to come close to 1,000 yards, but he was inconsistent and only found the endzone four times. But Jackson admits he wasn't giving it his all, so maybe this year will be a bounce-back season for him. The entire Eagles' passing game presents some value in fantasy drafts after an uninspiring 2011 campaign.