DeSean Jackson must believe in the age old adage, "Keep your friends close, and the really good wide receivers who play on your team's longtime division rival closer." What other way is there to explain the fact that he's spending this part of the offseason with Giants pass catcher Odell Beckham Jr.?
The two NFC East stars — who have combined for five Pro Bowls and 67 receiving scores in their respective careers — have been working out together at UCLA, according to geotags on a couple of photos of them (don't you love journalism research methods in 2016?).
Here's a sampling:
A photo posted by Desean Jackson (@0ne0fone) on Apr 1, 2016 at 1:19pm PDT
A photo posted by COACH G2 (@frampcamp_east) on Apr 1, 2016 at 1:46pm PDT
A video posted by Dwayne Frampton (@frampcamp) on Apr 1, 2016 at 1:19pm PDT
A video posted by Dwayne Frampton (@frampcamp) on Apr 1, 2016 at 2:42pm PDT
One of the fastest deep threats in the league and the Madden cover boy teaming up together to work on the finer points of their position? That's basically just one big fire emoji right there.
These two probably can't exactly be buddies during the regular season, but in April, there's nothing wrong with it. They can push each other to get better, talk about how much they dislike the Eagles, and trade tips on how to come up with the coolest hairstyle. And if Jackson comes out next season and pulls off a mind-melting one-handed catch, you'll know where he learned it from.