Earlier this week, ESPN’s Josina Anderson reported that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a realistic landing spot for free agent wide receiver DeSean Jackson. Anderson noted that part of the reason for such a signing being a possibility is because of an “existing rapport” the veteran wideout has with quarterback Jameis Winston.

Following Anderson’s tweet, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times was able to ask Winston about the notion, to which he had this reply.

“I’ve met him before, and we want DeSean. You better believe we want DeSean here,” Winston said. “I think he would be a great asset to our team. Me growing up an Eagles fan, seeing what he did for the Eagles and back in his Cal days and even with the Redskins, I would love to have DeSean.”

On top of all that, PewterReport.com’s Buccaneers beat reporter, Trevor Sikkema, tweeted out another interesting fact that connects Jackson to Tampa Bay.

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson – Photo by: Getty Images

The idea certainly isn’t foreign to PewterReport.com readers as publisher Scott Reynolds talked about the idea of adding Jackson in his Fab 5 on February 10.

Since being drafted in 2008, Jackson has recorded seven 1,000-yard seasons, which means that over half his career has been over the yearly milestone. He’s certainly a deep threat weapon that the Buccaneers do not have, and, if worked correctly, could open up Dirk Koetter’s offense to complement both Jackson and Mike Evans as top targets.

Koetter lamented the drop off in explosive plays last season, and Jackson could remedy that. Jackson’s 17.9-yard average led the NFL last year, and he was in the top 10 in both 20-yard and 40-yard catches last season in Washington.

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About the Author: Trevor Sikkema

Trevor Sikkema is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat reporter and NFL Draft analyst for PewterReport.com. Sikkema, an alumnus of the University of Florida, has covered both college and professional football for much of his career. As a native of the Sunshine State, when he's not buried in social media, Sikkema can be found out and active, attempting to be the best athlete he never was. Sikkema can be reached at: [email protected]
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Naplesfan
Naplesfan
5 years ago

This move makes a great deal of sense on several levels. Think Joey Galloway, who in his mid-30s because our leading WR by stretching the field. Jackson would be a great complement to Mike Evans, and add instant big play capability to our offense.

Git’er done, boys!

seat26
seat26
5 years ago

This would be smart and it would allow us to focus on a breakaway running back with our first pick. We could pick up another receiver later in the draft.

David DeLeon
David DeLeon
5 years ago

That would be nice, get early TE and maybe Reynolds in 4th, then concentrate the rest on defensive and offensive line help

jme0151
jme0151
5 years ago

I wouldn’t break the bank for Jackson. He would definitely help when healthy but other options out there in FA and draft.

Naplesfan
Naplesfan
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5 years ago

Jackson’s previous contract with Washington was three years/$24M … average of $8M a year, though it was backend loaded. Quite a bit less than we paid VJ (five years/$55M … average of $11M a year. Given his age, something relatively close to his last contract is probably what it will take to sign him, meaning he’d still be cheaper than the VJ contract.

Destino102
Destino102
5 years ago

Trevor, you kind of referred to yourself in the thrid person for this article.