While Bucs head coach Bruce Arians has said that he would like to have wide receiver DeSean Jackson back on the team for next season, Jackson told a TMZ camera man outside of Los Angeles International airport that he has yet to talk to with him.
Jackson had been unhappy with his role on the team during the season, particularly after Jameis Winston came back as the starting quarterback, asking to be traded in October. Despite saying on his podcast in November that he would like to stay in Tampa Bay and possibly retire as a Buccaneer, Jackson told ESPN’s Josina Anderson in December that he once again preferred to move away from the Bucs once the season had ended.
When asked by TMZ about his future with the team, and if there was a chance of reconciliation with a new head coach, Jackson didn’t have much to say.
“I don’t know,” Jackson said. “We’ll see.”
If there’s anything that could keep Jackson on the Bucs before he plays for another team in 2019, he will leave it in the hands of his management team.
“That’s what I got an agent for,” Jackson said. “I just go play.”
Jackson has one year left remaining on his contract for $10 million, but the Bucs could release him without any hit to their salary cap.