DeSean Jackson's one of the top NFL players -- worth MILLIONS -- who can live anywhere in the world, and yet he chose to drop $1.65 million on a new crib ... IN THE VALLEY!!!!
Jackson -- who has a 5-year, $51-million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles -- purchased the 3,837-square-foot home in Tarzana, CA earlier this month .
Sources close to Jackson tell TMZ ... despite playing on the East Coast, Jackson's been renting a place in L.A. for years (he's from the area) ... and recently decided to upgrade to home-owner status.
As for the digs, it's worthy of the wide-receiver ... 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen, guest house and giant backyard pool.
Perfect for those cool 100-degree Valley days. Enjoy the off-season, DeSean