After an offseason of speculation on the future of DeSean Jackson, we now know his 2019 season won’t be with the Buccaneers.

Jackson was traded to the Eagles on Monday afternoon according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport. The move frees up $10 million in cap space for Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay will receive a sixth round pick in 2019, and a conditional seventh round pick in 2020.

The Buccaneers have been desperate to free up cap space, and despite high praise from head coach Bruce Arians and general manager Jason Licht and suggesting he could return to Tampa Bay, the Bucs have dealt the unhappy star receiver back to the Eagles, the team who drafted him and where he had some of his best seasons.


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2 years ago

Good riddance.

Buc stops here
2 years ago

The fact they got anything for him and relieved themselves of the salary is a win in most people’s book. He did not want to be here and while he had chemistry with Fitzpatrick, it was definitely lacking with Winston. Since he is the “future” for at least one year and Fitzpatrick is no more, there was not great odds they would find any takers at all. I am just glad they got something.

2 years ago

Now let’s go get “smoke” Brown

2 years ago

Best news of the day!! He won’t be missed. That money will be used for players that will make a positive impact on this team.

Reply to  MizzouBucs24
2 years ago

We all hope so, anyhow.

Alldaway 2.0
2 years ago

This is a good trade for the Bucs.

Frees up cap space to upgrade the defense and offensive line. And extra 6th rounder in 2019 and 7th rounder in 2020 is helpful for the Bucs need many young guys to develop to turn that corner.

Reply to  Alldaway 2.0
2 years ago

Ok I’m reading everywhere else.that it’s a trade for Desean Jackson and our 7th rd pick for their 6th rd pick. No years. I’m assuming this draft though. Idk what to believe.

Alldaway 2.0
Reply to  IDGABuc
2 years ago

Yeah the updated trade offer should be:

Bucs trade DeSean and 2020 Bucs 7th rounder for Eagles 2019 6th rounder.

2 years ago

Good, at least we got a 6th round pick for him this year. The 7th is probably if he makes the 2020 team?