DeSean Jackson

DeSean Jackson

WR - TB
Height: 5' 10"Weight: 175 lbsAge: 31College: CaliforniaDrafted: #49 (2nd Rd.)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
9th easiest for WRs
Draft Rank (ECR) #80
Best / Worst #32 / #129
ADP #106

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DeSean Jackson expected to sign with Buccaneers

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting former Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson is expected to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, "assuming no breakdown in final negotiations."

Fantasy Impact

Jackson has been linked to numerous teams around the league this offseason that include the Buccaneers, Eagles and even the Patriots. However, it appears that Tampa Bay has won the Jackson sweepstakes and will pay him a lucrative deal for his services. It was reported earlier in the offseason that Jackson already had a rapport with Jameis Winston, and because the Buccaneers had a tremendous void at wide receiver outside of Mike Evans, Jackson to Tampa Bay was almost a no-brainer for all parties involved. Jackson lining up opposite Evans could make Tampa Bay's passing attack one of the most prolific in the NFL in 2017, especially with Winston continuing to grow into a top 10 passer entering his third year in the league.

DeSean Jackson most likely headed to Tamp Bay

Free-agent WR DeSean Jackson seems to be headed to Tampa based on reports. The Redskins are hopeful that they can change his mind. Not 100% yet.

Fantasy Impact

DeSean Jackson had never played a full year in Washington so the change might be good. With Evans as the WR1 in Tampa Jackson would have the ability to open the field with is speed and very possibly in one-on-one coverage. If you get bonus points for long-distance catches this would be the year to draft Jackson. With Winston at the helm, Evans as the first wide receiver, Jackson is being set up for a career year if in Tampa.

Israel Katz23 weeks ago
DeSean Jackson could land with Tampa Bay

ESPN's Josina Anderson believes the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a "possible destination" for Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson this offseason.

Fantasy Impact

Jackson, an impending free agent, has already been rumored to be heading back to Philadelphia. However, Jackson reportedly has an "existing rapport" with Jameis Winson, which now links the wideout to Tampa Bay. Wherever Jackson ends up landing when the free agency signing period begins on March 9, it's all but certain that he won't be retained by the Redskins in 2017.

DeSean Jackson 'wants' to remain in Washington

Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson told the media he "wants" to remain with the team in 2017. "I do want to still be here," Jackson said Thursday, via Redskins.com. "My family and my house, I have everything here and I don't want to be in a transaction and move. First things first, I do want to be here and hopefully we can make it work. But once again this is a business so things happen. I'm just really excited about the opportunity I have to sit and now the ball's in my corner a little bit and see what we can do. I'm just excited and I'm going to let my agent care of all that. Ready to just sit back and whatever offers come in but obviously, like I said, I do want to be here."

Fantasy Impact

Although Jackson's intentions are to remain with the Redskins next season, that scenario is highly unlikely. Jackson, an impending free agent, will have his chance to test the open market this offseason and likely price himself out of Washington, especially with the Eagles openly showing interest in their former wideout. Philadelphia, who needs help at wide receiver, could be willing to overpay to bring Jackson back to the franchise that drafted him with the 49th overall pick in 2008. Unless Jackson is willing to re-sign with the Redskins for less money, he will be playing football in a new city in 2017.

DeSean Jackson viewed 'inconsistent' by Redskins' brass

Mike Jones of the Washington Post doesn't expect the Washington Redskins to retain wide receiver DeSean Jackson this offseason. Jones states that the franchise views Jackson as an "extremely talented" asset who is "too inconsistent for management"s taste."

Fantasy Impact

Despite Jackson's resurgence in the second half of 2016 -- he caught three touchdowns and accumulated four games of at least 100 yards receiving since Week 9 -- the Redskins are not planning on re-signing the veteran wideout in the offseason. Jackson, who caught 56 targets for 1,005 yards receiving and four touchdowns in 15 games played last season, has been linked to the Eagles since December. They will likely make a run at their former receiver once free agency opens on March 11.