The Philadelphia Eagles released DeSean Jackson on Monday, but the 34-year-old wideout looks like he's still got something to offer NFL teams.
DJax has struggled with injuries over the last two seasons, playing in just 8 games, but when he's been on the field he's proven to be as dangerous as ever. His final game after returning from injury in 2020 saw him score an 81-yard touchdown, and his only full game in 2019 saw him rack up 154 yards and 2 touchdowns on 8 receptions.
Health and age are obvious concerns, but there are plenty of offenses that could use a low-risk, high-reward playmaker like Jackson.
Here are his most likely landing spots in free agency
1. Indianapolis Colts
It would make a ton of sense for the Indianapolis Colts to reunite Jackson with the quarterback who threw to him in two of his biggest games over the last two years. Dating back to 2019, Carson Wentz has both a higher completion percentage (62.4%) and averages more yards per attempt (6.6) in games with Jackson than without (60.9%, 6.3).
2. Baltimore Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens should be in the wide receiver market this offseason, but that was the case last year as well, and they didn't make much of a splash. If they continue to be hesitant to pay up for a star wide receiver, Jackson could be a nice low-cost option to bring plenty of playmaking ability to an already explosive offense.
3. New Orleans Saints
Taysom Hill is not Drew Brees, and if Brees retires the New Orleans Saints will need to re-shape their offense. Brees was absolutely surgical throwing underneath, and he consistently had one of the lowest average depth of target (aDOT) numbers in the NFL over the last few years. Most quarterbacks will need a field-stretcher to really thrive, however, and bringing in Jackson could really help open things up for Hill. The Saints are in a terrible position salary cap-wise, but Jackson isn't likely to command much of a contract, making him one of the few big-name players they have a realistic chance of fitting under the cap.
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