Josina Anderson reported via NFL Live on Thursday that Desean Jackson “has expressed a preference to move on from Tampa Bay after this season.”

“I’m told the issues started to fester after the 49ers game,” Anderson said. “Specifically Wednesday, November 28th, when there was an exchange between head coach, Dirk Koetter, and him over not practicing with a hand injury.”

Jackson’s time with the Buccaneers has seen frustration on both sides as the 32-year-old has seen single-season lows in yards, receptions and yards per catch – except for 2015 when he only played in nine games – while carrying a contract that pays him $33.5 million over three years with $20 million fully guaranteed.

There has also been a stark contrast between his play with Jameis Winston and with Ryan Fitzpatrick. Jackson has eclipsed 100 receiving yards just three times this season, Fitzpatrick starting all of them, and through the first two games of 2018 Jackson had his most productive streak in Tampa, catching all nine of his targets for 275 yards, three touchdowns and 30.6 yards per reception.

Anderson’s comments follow a report from Ian Rapoport in late October that Jackson had requested a trade, but Jackson and his team denied the report. Tampa Bay Times Bucs Beat Writer Rick Stroud wrote in detail about some of the issues Jackson and the Bucs have had including being fined for being late and sleeping in meetings

Jackson’s contract is scheduled to pay him $10 million in 2019.

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buddah
2 years ago

Old news. Goodbye. Not a gamer.

bedford20
2 years ago

Would have loved to see him stay and be more productive, but why keep someone when their ready to move on. Not beneficial to either party whether there’s a new coach or not. Wish him the best. Now, let’s use his $10 million and Grimes $7 million on players who want to be here. (Humphries, Alexander, Nassib)

BUC-ASS-BOB
2 years ago

BS He wants a accurate QB pure and simple he is fast and can break some big plays if he has Good QB he made his position known early in season he does not have respect for #3 …………………

cgmaster27
Reply to  BUC-ASS-BOB
2 years ago

Hes a worthless one trick pony. He hasnt had a 100 yard game since JAMEIS was qb on Chicago. He gives half assed effort and has been reported arguing with not only koetter, but another coach last year as well as Jameis. So basically the opposite of a good team player like JPP. But hey hes fast so that’s cool right?

Devasher
2 years ago

Let’s not forget that the signing of DeSean Jackson to his 10+ million dollar a year deal negated the compensatory draft pick the team was about to receive from losing Mike Glennon to the Bears in free agency to a 3 year 45 million dollar deal that became a one year 18.5 million dollar deal. The Bucs would’ve likely netted a 3rd round pick for that signing. But instead Licht decided signing Jackson was the better move. Let me know if anyone thinks that should be added to Licht’s plus column.

https://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2018/2/28/17013626/bears-release-mike-glennon-salary-nfl-free-agency-quarterbacks-2018

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Reply to  Devasher
2 years ago

Yep…we should trade him and maybe a few others and stockpile draft picks for the incoming GM and coaches. No sense in keeping players who wont block for our QB or a WR who wants the ball all the time and is not happy here.

bucballer
2 years ago

It’s simple… if he doesn’t want to be here…for whatever reason…then don’t let the door hit ya on the way out… we need to cut the fat and get guys who want to play in sunny Tampa!

bucballer
2 years ago

I will admit… WRs who make their living with the deep ball… will not like playing with Jameis! I’m not sure why Jameis can’t throw deep… I thought he would’ve learned while watching Fitzpatrick set passing records in the beginning of the year! I’m just saying…

cgmaster27
Reply to  bucballer
2 years ago

seems to me Jameis has no problem throwing deep except for mesean, just see last weeks game. Jameis has completed plenty of long balls to everyone else. a Jameis average depth of air yards per pass is number 1 in the NFL, so this narrative he can’t throw deep is hysterical.

sidetrack
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2 years ago