DeSean Jackson is heading back to Philly. The Philadelphia Eagles have reportedly agreed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a trade sending the speedy wide receiver back where his career began.
Jackson posted on Instagram earlier today that he was leaving Tampa, but the Buccaneers insisted they had not cut him. This is why, as they were working on using him as a trade chip.
Jackson spent two seasons with the Bucs after a three-year stint with the Washington Redskins. He played the first six seasons of his career with the Eagles from 2008-13.
Even at 32, Jackson was productive in 2018. He hauled in 41 passes for 774 yards and four touchdowns in 12 games.
NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport broke news of the Philly-Tampa Bay transaction.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 11, 2019
Jackson has over 10,000 career receiving yards and 53 receiving touchdowns. He is a three-time Pro Bowler, with all three of those trips coming when he played for Philly.
On paper, this move gives the Eagles a burner for quarterback Carson Wentz. Philly’s receiving corps next year should be pretty scary, as Jackson joins fellow wideouts Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor and tight ends Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert.