The latest ballyhooed free agent to sign on with Washington, DeSean Jackson is the type of big-play receiver the team has lacked during Griffin's stint at quarterback.
Although Pierre Garcon set career and franchise highs for receptions last season, he doesn't strike fear into opposing defenses like Jackson.
Jackson hauled in eight passes of 40-plus yards in 2013. In his two seasons in Washington, combined, Garcon only caught four such passes.
With defenses fixated on taking the big play away from Jackson, there should be plenty of room to operate for Garcon, Andre Roberts and Jordan Reed on intermediate routes and for Alfred Morris in the running game.
The biggest beneficiary of Jackson's arrival, though, is Griffin.
Lacking the mobility he exhibited during his rookie season, Griffin was heavily blitzed in 2013.
After only throwing 92 passes versus the blitz in 2012, he threw 156 such passes last season—and that was in four fewer games.
With Griffin's mobility a looming question entering the 2014 campaign, Jackson's effectiveness against the blitz could be a godsend.
Jackson accounted for over 30 percent of Nick Foles' completions against the blitz last season, tallying 23 receptions, 410 yards and three touchdowns.
An impact player even when the football isn't in his hands, Jackson's acquisition gives Washington the potent offense it'll need to mask a defense that surrendered 29.9 points per game last season.
Stats on this slide are courtesy of ESPN.com, via Elias Sports Bureau