NFL Free Agents 2012: Perfect Landing Places for Eagles Star WR DeSean Jackson

Kyle VassaloFeatured ColumnistJanuary 1, 2012

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 11:  Receiver DeSean Jaskson #10 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on December 11, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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DeSean Jackson is the epitome of everything that went wrong with the Eagles this season. He's got unlimited talent, but he took a huge step backwards this season and failed to put his team first.

Jackson, who will be a free agent this offseason, needs a new look. He had a rough yearm and though many will undoubtedly be worried about his character, the grossly underpaid deep threat deserved the contract that Philadelphia was unwilling to give him before the season started.

Some team is going to pay the man and watch as one of the most dangerous deep threats in the league makes the explosiveness of their offense increase exponentially.

Here are the perfect landing places for Jackson.


San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers' wide receiving core has been decimated by injuries, but it really wasn't that great to begin with. They haven't had a 1,000-yard receiver since Terrell Owens in 2003, and though they are a run-first team, bringing in Jackson would blow the doors off of their playbook.

The 49ers have guys with speed, but Ted Ginn Jr. and Kyle Williams don't have nearly the skill set Jackson does. He has to be accounted for on every play, and inserting him into a lineup with Vernon Davis, Michael Crabtree, Delanie Walker, Frank Gore and the rest of the 49ers would make the 49ers a nightmare for defensive coordinators.

Jackson should have never left the Bay Area. The 49ers passed on the Cal phenom for Kentwan Balmer in the first round and Chilo Rachal in the second. It's time to bring DJax home, and Harbaugh's no-nonsense approach would do wonders for Jackson's game.

Detroit Lions

The Lions already have Calvin Johnson. Imagine putting Megatron opposite Jackson. Teams have been doubling up on Johnson all season to no avail.

Matthew Stafford has the potential to be an elite quarterback, and he can flat-out bomb the ball. A little work on the offensive line and some stability at running back and their offense would be amongst the most dangerous in the league.

The Lions don't need Jackson, but they could certainly use him. He would be instrumental in the return game and give them the means to compete with Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in a shootout.