• September 30, 2022

NFL Teams Who Are In Need Of DeSean Jackson’s Deep Speed

There have been a number of reports that the Eagles are entertaining offers from other teams for the services of wide receiver DeSean Jackson.   The names of teams who have made offers hasn’t been made public, but I see about four or five teams, who are in desperate need of a deep threat and would be interested in Jackson.

#1) New England Patriots (Have 2 1st Round Picks (#27 & #31)
#2) San Francisco 49ers (Would be the perfect fit with play-action and a strong running game)
#3) Washington Redskins (A Division opponent,Redskins have bad taste about McNabb)
#4) St. Louis Rams (Sam Bradford has no legitimate deep threat)
#5) Arizona Cardinals (Having D-Jax open the field up more for Fitzgerald is a scary proposition but Cardinals probably still sulking about the deal for Kevin Kolb)
#6) Jacksonville Jaguars (New Ownership, needs fans in the seats and a deep threat for quarterback Blaine Gabbert)
#7) San Diego Chargers (Depending if the resign Vincent Jackson, if not, could be in the market by draft weekend)

Bottom line, since free-agency occurs before the draft, we will know in a couple of weeks on what teams will really need wide receivers.. There are lots of good wide receivers potentially that will be on the open market in free-agency, but how many of them stay with their current teams or move on will determine who needs what/who has salary cap space and who will concentrate by using the draft to upgrade their wide receiver positions.

I really don’t believe there will be a real strong market for DeSean Jackson personally and I also don’t think the Eagles will franchise him and take a chance of getting stuck on paying him $9.4 million this season. They will try to work out a deal by March 5th (franchise-tag deadline) If not, then the Eagles will address the wide receiver position between free-agency and the draft.

Paul Mancini

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February 27, 2012 9:28 am

The only thing worse than paying DJ $9,400,000 is letting him leave without getting any value in return. Drafted WRs are a 50/50 proposition at best.

February 27, 2012 11:55 am

I really am starting to question the writers on this site. There is NO way they let him walk and get nothing in return. Plus you just copied and paste this same article from another website i read this on a few days ago.

February 27, 2012 12:07 pm

NE – no chance BB spends a high pick on Desean. Its not what he does. If he can get him for a 4th or lower, then maybe.

Redskins are out if rumours true that they going after RGIII

Cards – no way they trade with Birds again for a while

Jax – too many holes. Need to keep their picks. Desean will resist a trade there I think.

That leaves 49ers and SD. Of those 2 I like the SD better. Both are on west coast so Jackson would be amenable.

You keep leaving out the Faders. You keep thinking in football terms – how they already have speedy WRs. This doesn’t matter to them. They’re the Raiders. They love the “attitude” players and have been making head-shaking decisions for decades now. The only issue here is they already send their 2nd rounder for Carson Palmer.

February 27, 2012 12:18 pm

To Trufan,
For what’s it’s worth, GCobb took a response of mine from another thread and then made this article out of it..

Don’t forget about Jaguars possibly relocating out to Los Angeles…
There have a new Owner for the Jags with deep pockets who has not ruled that out and is from the Chicago area with no ties to the JAcksonville region at all..
As far as Raiders, they will be run differently by new GM McKenzie than they used to be.. McKenzie is more methodical and looking long-term and not just at Speed baby like Al Davis did… McKenzie played for Oakland but was groomed in management and front office skills by the Packers over the last 10 years..