DeSean Jackson is a known hip-hop fan who owns his own record label and has discussed a potential career in the industry.
If he’s also about to partner with rap mogul Jay-Z as his agent, the Eagles wide receiver dropped very few clues Tuesday about the potential superstar tandem.
Jackson confirmed that he fired agent Drew Rosenhaus and said he’s in the process of finding new representation, but the wideout said his focus right now is on minicamps and the development of the Eagles under new coach Chip Kelly.
“That’s more important than anything,” he said after Tuesday’s minicamp practice. “From there, whatever agent will be picked or whatever the situation may be, that will handle itself.”
Jackson was asked if Jay-Z’s firm, Roc Nation, would be an ideal fit for him.
“You never know,” he responded. “What do you think? I don’t know. It might be.”
Jackson didn’t discuss details behind his firing of Rosehaus, who helped him secure a five-year, $51 million deal last offseason. A source close to the situation said Monday that the two had a falling out and Rosenhaus was trying to resolve the situation.
As for having his sights set on Roc Nation, Jackson neither confirmed nor denied his interest. He repeated that no decision has been made.
“There’s a lot of thoughts,” he said. “The [reports] are what they are, but coming out of my mouth we don’t know yet. Once that situation will be handled, then you guys will know. As far as right now, it’s not true.”
Further pressed on his split with Rosenhaus, Jackson said he wouldn’t badmouth his former agent.
“I think the best thing for me was to move different ways and to part that way,” he said. “Not to bad talk anyone and not to downplay anyone, but for myself, I just think that’s the best thing for me to do … to move forward and just really look forward to this big year.
“Coming up, this is going to be a huge year for this team and for myself. That’s where my focus is at. I’m not going to make it a big deal. I want the focus to stay on this team and the things we’re going to do this year. … Once that sitaution is handled, everyone will know about it. But until then, it still goes undisclosed.”