Part of that restoration is getting DeSean Jackson back healthy. It sounds like that portion of the plan is on its way to fruition.
"I'll be back stronger than ever," Jackson said during an XFL game over the weekend, via NBC Sports Philadelphia.
Jackson participated in just three games due to injury before ultimately undergoing core muscle surgery in November. In reality, the speedster played just one full game, getting hurt nine snaps into Week 2, then playing three snaps in Week 9 as he tried to return.
In that one game, Jackson appeared to be everything the Eagles thought he'd be when they signed him to a three-year pact in the offseason. Jackson compiled 154 yards on eight receptions and two long TD grabs in Week 1. The speed Jackson brings is something Philly sorely missed in 2018 and again after his injury last season.
"Feels good," Jackson said. "Being able to have like three months to train and build and do rehab, so I feel like now I'm back at 100 percent. So just trying to train and take it day by day without rushing and getting back right. But I have a lot of time on my hands so trying to prepare and take every step I can to get back to where I need to be."
Getting Jackson healthy, in addition to other moves from general manager Howie Roseman, will go a long way to helping the Eagles receiving corps improve in 2020.