Report: Jackson calls McNabb trade "almost a relief"

One of the real positives you’ve heard about Kevin Kolb since the beginning of last season is the relationships he has forged with some of the younger players on the roster, particularly the wide receivers.

The most productive young playmaker, wide receiver DeSean Jackson, stopped just short of saying “about time” when he talked to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

“My first thought was, not to say, "About time," but just sitting around with just the rumors, it was just kind of tough for the team," Jackson told McLane. "Not knowing who was going to be here and who was going to stay. It's almost kind of a relief to know what we have here and just to go forward."

Some sources have said there was a real divide in the locker room in Philadelphia. Jackson did his best to diffuse speculation that he was a pro-Kolb guy.

"I don't know why anybody would think that," Jackson said. "Whatever the case was, if McNabb would have stayed another year, that's not my decision."

Jackson’s career flourished under McNabb and we’d be surprised if he was pushing for change. A wide receiver is happy with the quarterback – whoever it is – as long as he is getting the ball. Jackson said the Eagles will be the “young guns” now and he’s right. The young guns are going to need to grow up quickly.

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