DeSean Jackson, former Washington Redskins wide receiver, is an extremely fast WR with the capability to go get the deep ball. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been needing to find a complimentary piece for quarterback James Winston.
Winston already has an incredible WR in Mike Evans. Evans is a big-bodied WR who often draws double coverage due to his size and skill.
Now, with Jackson lined up opposite to Evans defenses will be unable to double cover the deadly duo.
Per PFF, Jackson was awarded a grade of 77.0, which is excellent considering he’s 30 years old. Now, there is some risk involved with this signing as much of Jackson’s game is relies on his uncanny speed.
As long as Jackson maintains his velocity, he is an asset.
Last season, Jackson showed no signs of slowing up so chances are his speed should hold up for a few more seasons barring injury. Also, Tampa Bay front loaded his contract for the first two seasons, so Jackson can essentially be let go in year three of his deal.
Jackson and Evans combined gives the Bucs the fuel to keep up with offensive firepower of the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints.
PFF grades provided courtesy of Pro Football Focus.