- Height / Weight
- 5'10" / 175 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- December 1, 1986 (32)
- 12th Season
- 2008 / Rd. 2 / Pk. 49 (PHI)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson said that he would like to play for the Los Angeles Rams despite the fact that he's still under contract with Tampa for one more year. "If anything, I would like to kind of end up in L.A., being a Ram. Sean McVay, you know, we got some connection from when I was in D.C., but we'll see how it plays out, man. Right now, I got another year in Tampa. So we'll see how it plays out, man," Jackson said. D-Jax has been disgruntled with the Bucs and hasn't developed much chemistry with quarterback Jameis Winston, but new head coach Bruce Arians is trying to convince the veteran deep threat to stick around in 2019. The 32-year-old had an impressive 18.9 yard-per-catch average in 2018, but he played in only 12 games due to injury and had 41 catches for 774 yards and four touchdowns. He has five 1,000-yard seasons in his career and reached that mark twice with Sean McVay in Washington, but a move to LA is just a pipe dream right now. If he stays in Tampa for one more year, Jackson will be a boom/bust deep threat in standard-scoring formats.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers new head coach Bruce Arians is planning to lobby wide receiver DeSean Jackson to stick around. Jackson has struggled to get on the same page with quarterback Jameis Winston and asked for a trade in the middle of the season, so he clearly wants out of Tampa. However, D-Jax could have a place as a significant deep threat in Arians' offense next season. The 32-year-old is a boom-or-bust deep threat in standard-scoring leagues, but he still put up an impressive 18.9 yards per catch in 12 games in 2018. If Jackson returns, it'd be bad news for Chris Godwin.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson (Achilles) is officially inactive for Week 17 against the Falcons. D-Jax missed practice all week and was doubtful to begin with. He very well played his final game in Tampa last week and would prefer a change of scenery for 2019. While Jackson was disappointing outside of three 100-yard games early in the year, he did average almost 19 yards per catch on the year. He'll still be attractive as a deep threat, but the veteran will likely be no more than a boom/bust WR4/flex wherever he is playing. Chris Godwin and Adam Humphries are more attractive WR3 plays with Jackson out.