DJohn vs. DJax

For those clamoring for DeSean Jackson to return punts because of Damaris Johnson's dismal numbers so far, consider this:

Johnson, his bevy of fair catches notwithstanding, has gained more yards (32) in his first six career PRs than Jackson did in his first half dozen (19). And, yes, Johnson did fumble away a return that led to a Cardinals touchdown. It took Jackson only until his 14th career return to muff one.

Jackson's first six punt returns all came in his NFL debut against the Rams, as did his seventh (18 yards) and eighth (60), which were much more indicative of his PR potential.

And since Jackson didn't go to the house with a PR until his fifth game, we'd say give DJohn another game or two and a dozen or so returns ... and then let the clamoring begin.

Below are the first four games of Jackson's punt-returning career and the first three for Johnson:

      DeSEAN JACKSON
 Gm.  No.   FC   Yds.  Avg.   LG 
 1  8   0   97   12.1   60 
 2  2   0   12   6.0   11 
 3  2   3   11   5.5   9 
 4  4   2   37   9.3   17 
 Totals     16   5   157   9.8   60 
 
      DAMARIS JOHNSON
 Gm  No.   FC   Yds.   Avg.   LG 
 1  1   3   6   6.0   6 
 2  3   1   10   3.3   4 
 3  2   3   16   8.0   12 
 Totals  6   7    32   5.3   12 

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