DeSean Jackson: Where Will Eagles Wide Receiver End Up Next Season?
You can probably tell by the title, that I do not think that DeSean Jackson will be a Philadelphia Eagle, and I think that some of you feel the same way.
Jackson isn't getting paid and quite honestly, I don't think that they will pay him after this year with the year that he is having.
Jackson will be one of the most if not the most sought after player in free agency next season. I've thought of of five teams that might... and I mean...MIGHT be interested in signing Jackson and none of which are the Eagles.
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Jay Cutler is a very good quarterback, and he can be a top 5 quarterback with a No. 1 wide receiver.
Roy Williams? Yeah, that's not working out so far. Devin Hester? The greatest returner in NFL history and will be in H.O.F, But he's not a wide receiver that you can depend on. Johnny Knox? He is a great No. 2, but he is not a No. 1 wideout.
DeSean Jackson would be great for Chicago, but I don't know if ownership is really willing to spend enough money for him.
4. Cleveland Browns
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Before the draft, I thought Colt McCoy could be the next Joe Montana, and I still believe he can, but Joe Montana needed Jerry Rice.
They are putting the offense on the shoulders of their young quarterback, and you can't do that and expect production out of your offense. Every quarterback needs a wide receiver he can depend on, and McCoy doesn't have that.
He has the accuracy and he fits in the system that he is in, but he's going to need a deep threat to help in his development.
Jackson would be a good fit; it just depends on whether Holmgren would take the risk.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars
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I believe that Blaine Gabbert can be the franchise quarterback for the Jaguars. That can happen only happen if they get what they've never had with Byron Leftwich or David Garrard, and that is... a friggin' No.1 wide receiver!
I mean, seriously? One of the biggest need positions for the Jaguars for the last couple of years has been a wide receiver. The reason that they haven't drafted a wideout in the first round is because it hasn't worked out with the past couple of receivers like Matt Jones and Reggie Williams. Don't they know who they are? Well...there is a reason for that.
If the Jaguars want to help Gabbert, they are going to need a big time wide receiver to help him with his development, and Jackson can do just that.
The Jags don't want to draft a wide receiver in the first round because of the wide receivers they've drafted in the past, and they don't want to draft and pay an unproven player too much money. But DeSean Jackson has proven that he can be productive at a Pro Bowl level, so I can see the Jaguars signing Jackson.
2. Tennessee Titans
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I think the Titans could be a good fit for Jackson because he could fit in their plans whether for short term or long term.
With Matt Hasselbeck, Kenny Britt, Chris Johnson and DeSean Jackson, I think that the Titans could go deep in the playoffs next year.
You would also be adding one more weapon for Jake Locker and will even help his development more.
1. Minnesota Vikings
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Percy Harvin has been OK as the No. 1 receiver for the Vikings, but he hasn't stepped up like some people have expected him to.
I think that adding Jackson will improve the Vikings dramatically and maybe even help them get back to where they were with Brett Favre at the helm.
Having both Percy Harvin and DeSean Jackson would give defensive coordinators headaches because both guys have pretty much the same skill set.
They will have Adrian Peterson, and Kyle Rudolph is going to emerge as a very good young tight end for the Vikings, and I believe Ponder will get better in his second year anyway. So having DeSean could definitely help the Vikings get back to where they were two years ago.