When newly acquired cornerback Josh Norman was named 11th on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016 list last week, he became the fourth member of the Washington Redskins voted onto the list by their peers. Kirk Cousins, Jordan Reed and Trent Williams were also selected.
DeSean Jackson was not and the wide receiver appears to have a beef with the oversight. Jackson posted the following message Thursday to his Instagram account.
"They still count me out ' what they thought I ain't Still 0ne of the SiCcest Wideouts In Tha Game ?? Jus watch & See They ain't Neva Love A Real 0ne anyway ' My Family taken Care of 4 life & Ima continue 2 ball on they Ass .................... 100 100"
The elite deep threat has been on the NFL Top 100 list every time, except 2013, since its creation in 2011.
Then with the Philadelphia Eagles, Jackson was 29th in 2011 but dropped to 71st the next year in 2012. In 2014, Jackson rebounded to 63rd and climbed even higher to 50th with the Redskins a year later. However, now in 2016, the Cal product has dropped out entirely.
Jackson might not like his exclusion from an increasingly prestigious list, but based on his performance from purely last season, there were more deserving candidates. He played in a career-low 10 games because of a hamstring injury and similarly had career lows in both receptions (30) and receiving yards (528).
Despite outsiders criticizing Jackson's worth ethic, mainly for skipping part of voluntary organized team activities, the 5-10 receiver checks off the box for heart and soul according to this Instagram post.
Head coach Jay Gruden also shared his optimism for Jackson's ability to take care of his own body during OTAs last month.
There were 17 wide receivers named to the NFL Top 100 list including division rivals Odell Beckham Jr. (10) and Dez Bryant (51). We'll see if Jackson makes opposing defenses pay the price for the oversight.
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