If the Eagles are without DeSean Jackson for any or all of the next football season, which certainly seems within the realm of possibility at this point, there’s one person on their roster who has a similar skill set.
Marquise Goodwin is definitely not DeSean Jackson, but at his best, when he’s healthy — which hasn’t been very often — he can do some of the same things as Jackson.
This may be a little tidbit to store away in case Jackson is suspended or even let go from his "absolutely appalling" social media posts recently. Over the past four years, Goodwin has only four fewer catches of at least 40 yards than Jackson, and in his one full season, he was among the league’s best big-play practitioners. The bad news about Goodwin is he hasn't been very healthy. He missed four games in 2013 with a broken hand. He missed six games in 2014 with a concussion and hamstring and rib injuries. He missed 14 games in 2015 with a rib injury. He suffered three more concussions in 2016 and a fifth in 2017. He missed five games in 2018 with injuries and seven last year with a knee injury. He’s only managed 30 or more snaps in 13 games the last two years.
SF WR Marquise Goodwin - Week 12 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 12 vs. Green Bay Packers
If Marquise Goodwin were in Mean Girls, he’d be the word “fetch.” Someone keeps trying to make him a thing and it’s just not happening. He’s struggled to stay 100% healthy, and when he’s been on the field, he’s been unproductive. He’s caught just one of the six targets that have gone his way over his last three games and gained a measly five yards. He’s had one game with double-digit fantasy points this year and there’s no reason to expect that to change with Kendrick Bourne out-snapping him and the emergence of rookie Deebo Samuel in recent weeks. Leave him on waivers and stop trying to make him happen.