Cleveland Browns: 5 wide receiver trade targets in 2019
3. DeSean Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Entering last year of his contract, DeSean Jackson could be on the way out with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Of course, his likelihood of sticking around is different depending on who you ask. Jackson reportedly asked for a trade and general manager Jason Licht seemed inclined to listen to offers.
But then new head coach Bruce Arians started acting like he wanted to keep the veteran receiver despite Jackson’s previous wishes to leave.
"“Arians sung a different tune than general manager Jason Licht, who said the team remains open to all options. Jackson is frustrated by his lack of chemistry with quarterback Jameis Winston, making the 32-year-old wideout an obvious candidate for trade or release ahead of the final season of a three-year, $33.5 million contract. The move would free up $10 million in cap space and seemed obvious a couple months ago, but the Bucs may view things differently after they hired a coach best known for his vertical passing attack.” — RotoWire Staff CBS Sports"
The rapport — or lack thereof — with Jameis Winston is real. Jackson seemed like a new person when Ryan Fitzpatrick was under center. And if he liked Fitzgerald’s accuracy, he will love Naker Mayfield.
Jackson isn’t what he once was, but he can still produce. In just 12 games last year, he had 774 yards and four touchdowns while averaging 18.9 yards per grab — his highest average since 2014. Jackson could be a veteran leader while also serving as a home run threat on every play.