The Tampa Bay Buccaneers really wanted to land receiver DeSean Jackson, making him an offer he couldn't refuse in free agency.
No details have been released or reported on Jackson's deal with the Bucs. Jackson caught 56 balls for 1,005 yards and four touchdowns previous year. The Buccaneers had been relying on Pro Bowler Vincent Jackson, but the veteran is 34 this season, has started just 14 games the past two years due to injury, and is an unrestricted free agent this spring.
At 30, Jackson still has plenty of gas left in the tank and can be a major contributor in the upcoming season. This is a huge upgrade in the "second wide receiver named Jackson" category, and it gives Winston more weapons than he's ever had.
Near the beginning of the fourth quarter, Jackson took a short pass from quarterback Michael Vick and turned it into a 91-yard touchdown, a career-high for Jackson that still stands today.
Jackson has always been known as one of the NFL's best deep threats, if not the very best.
In steps Jackson, who ranked No. 3 in deep ball catch rate last season, hauling in 10 of 17 targets that traveled over 20 yards in the air.
The good news is, Dallas is reportedly one of those teams.
Jackson paired up with Mike Evans could prove to be absolutely frightening for opposing secondaries during the upcoming season. In his time playing for Washington, he averaged 19 yards per catch, which was an National Football League best.
DeSean Jackson will likely have an easy time searching for a new team if he decides to leave the Washington Redskins.
Jameis Winston has plenty of arm strength, but has not gotten the chance to show it off yet. 29 year old defensive tackle Chris Baker is the latest example of this trend, as he and the Buccaneers agreed to a three-year, 18 million dollar deal on Thursday.
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