ESPN DeSean Jackson intends to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The former Washington Redskins wide receiver will join the Buccaneers assuming no breakdown in final negotiations, sources said. In Tampa Bay, Jackson will pair with 2016 Pro Bowl wide receiver Mike Evans, who was fourth in the NFL last season with 1,321 receiving yards and tied for second with 12 touchdown catches.
Jameis Winston has a new weapon, one of the best vertical threats in the league, as DeSean Jackson is expected to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today. The Buccaneers already have one of the best wide receivers in the league, in Mike Evans, but he is a huge receiver who uses his size and ball skills to make plays. He’s not going to beat anybody deep, but by adding the pure speed that DeSean Jackson brings to the table, opposing defenses will constantly have to worry about being beaten deep. The addition of DeSean Jackson will make life easier for Jameis Winston, with defenses constantly worried about being beaten deep, the rest of the field really opens up.
So why did the Bucs sign DeSean Jackson? The Bucs were the only team in the NFL last season with no pass plays of 50 yards or longer. Jackson had four.