In one surprising transaction (to some) Desean Jackson was a free agent. Just a couple years removed from receiving a well deserved extension and his best season as a pro, D Jax was on the open market. Early on the talking heads questioned if any team would give him a look, but I believed that there would be considerable interest in the 175lb receiver simply because the kid makes plays.
There have been reports of nine teams being in contact with Jackson’s agent with a couple not announcing their interest publicly. While Jackson could be a fit on the majority of teams, I want to focus on how he would fit in the District.
Defense may be a pressing need but it’s hard to pass up the opportunity to add a weapon like Jackson to your offense. Not to mention his familiarity with the division rival Eagles and Chip Kelly’s high octane offense. His intel alone could help the Burgundy and Gold defense for those two match-ups.
Redskins fans have to be salivating at the potential lineup of Garçon, Jackson, & Reed. Let’s not forget Andre Roberts and the Cowboy Killer himself, Santana Moss. Defenses will not be able to hone in on one player and will have to defend the field evenly. RG3 & Alfred should benefit from favorable box counts to get the running game going.
Adding a player of Jackson’s caliber will add to the excitement of a new regime and solidify a solid free agency period orchestrated by Bruce Allen and the rest of the front office. I’m a fan of football. And I’m a fan of creative offensive minds. Jay Gruden and Sean McVay will have a field day with Jackson in that WR stable and it will make for a fair amount of Hail to the Redskins being sung at FedEx.
Doing what it takes to sign Jackson is a no-brainer. Only question is which number he should wear.