DeSean Jackson to Tampa Bay on a three-year deal
- Author: Stacy Allen Mar 10, 2017,
Mar 10, 2017, 0:07
The Buccaneers are closing in on an agreement with free agent wide receiver DeSean Jackson, just weeks after the Buccaneers quarterback publicly lobbied for Jackson to sign with Tampa Bay. One of the biggest names being mentioned in the conversations is DeSean Jackson reportedly to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jackson caught 56 balls for 1,005 yards and four touchdowns past year. With Mike Evans, a Pro Bowl receiver with a penchant for making jump ball catches, established as the top option, Jackson will be able to find some success.
Be prepared to watch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers go all vertical in the passing game in 2017.
DeSean Jackson's hunt for a new team during free agency may not be lasting much longer.
While surpassing the 1,000-yard mark for the fifth time in his career and third time in the last four years (a sign he may only be getting better) Jackson averaged 17.9 yards per reception.
Jackson has been targeted by a handful of suitors but has made the decision to join Jameis Winston and the Bucs instead of the Eagles or Cowboys who are among a few teams that were interested. Jackson could also be used by the Buccaneers on special teams.
The Jackson situation comes one day after the 49ers inked Pierre Garcon to a contract that will pay him $16 million in the first year.
By the way, four of Jackson's five 100-yard receiving games past year came in the last six weeks of the season, and so too did each of his four longest receptions of the season. This puts the onus on Winston, who has gotten the receivers he's always wanted but now has to make them work to his benefit.
His four receptions of 50-plus yards previous year were tied for second in the league. As of this moment, nothing is certain, but Jackson is not expected to play for the Redskins next season.