Even though DB Marlin Jackson said he still planned on making the trip to the Jets to see what they had to offer, he never left Philadelphia as he signed a 2 year contract. The reason why is because as he was walking out of the NovaCare Complex, Director of Travel Operations Tracey Leinen made a quick dash to stop Jackson from leaving the building.
Jackson said "I was walking out of the building and I was stopped and told to come back,"
He also mentioned that Andy Reid had personaly called him on numerous occasions to express his sincere interest in Jackson saying
"He called me a few times and expressed an interest. That helped out. It was good that there was a high level of interest," something any player will respond to.
Marlin comes from the Indianapolis Colts, a very winning team so that means thats pretty much all Jackson knows, is to win games. He said he wants to come to a winning team and among the teams that showed some interest Philly is without question the most winning.
In 2005 the Colts did see him worthy of their 1st round pick meaning he knows how to play, even though I have seen 1st round picks become huge busts. Jackson has nice stats to back up his playing time so that is what tells me he isn't a bust..just gets injured. Take care of that and he is a solid player!
Marlin is reportedly here in Philadelphia to be a Free Safety, something I thought is what the Eagles would bring him in for but thats not his natural position as pointed out to me the other day. His natural position is at the CB position so he defintely gives Sean McDermott some options with this guy. He is a physical playmaker who is always around the ball on the field and brings some winning leadership to the team. If his knees can stay healthy this could be a real good signing