- Height / Weight
- 5'10" / 175 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- December 1, 1986 (32)
- 12th Season
- 2008 / Rd. 2 / Pk. 49 (PHI)
The Philadelphia Eagles signed wide receiver DeSean Jackson to a new undisclosed three-year deal through the 2021 season on Thursday. Philly acquired Jackson and a 2020 seventh-round pick from the Buccaneers on Monday in exchange for a sixth-round pick this year. The speedster entered the league in 2008 with the Eagles and was a three-time Pro Bowler in his six seasons with them. With D-Jax available now as a deep threat for quarterback Carson Wentz, the Eagles receiving corps is stacked with Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor and tight end Zach Ertz. Jackson's fantasy stock took a nosedive last year, especially when he was injured late in the season. However, a return to his old stomping grounds could ignite a fire within him, making him a sleeper target in standard-scoring leagues.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded wide receiver DeSean Jackson and a seventh-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft on Monday to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a sixth-round pick in 2019. Jackson has agreed to restructure his deal and he will receive $13 million guaranteed for the upcoming season. D-Jax slipped to 41 grabs for 774 yards with four touchdowns in 2018, although he averaged 18.9 yards per catch which was his highest since 2014. He had three 1,000-yard seasons as a member of the Eagles from 2008-13, and he wanted out of Tampa Bay bad. Perhaps the move back to his comfort zone will get him back into that 50-55 grab, 1,000-yard and five or six touchdown range in 2019. Draft him as a WR4 with some upside, even at 32 years of age.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston said he wants wide receiver DeSean Jackson back in 2019. "He's still one of the best deep-threat targets in the NFL," Winston said Friday on NFL Total Access, "and I hope he comes back." D-Jax had three touchdowns and three 100-yard games in the first four games of 2018, but those came with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick under center. After Week 4, Jackson had one touchdown and no 100-yard games with Winston. Jackson can still take the top off a defense at 32 years old and had an 18.9 yard-per-catch average in 2018, so he could rebound in a big way if he stays in Tampa and stays healthy. If Jackson goes elsewhere, Chris Godwin would be the biggest beneficiary in Tampa.