DeSean Jackson has been itching to get out of Tampa Bay for quite some time now, and it looks like he might finally get his wish this offseason.
ESPN reports the Bucs are actively shopping Jackson, who would prefer a return to the Philadelphia Eagles.
“The Eagles are expected to have mutual interest in Jackson, who would provide the deep threat they sorely lacked in 2018 after Mike Wallace broke his leg in Week 2.
However, it’s to be determined whether they’d be willing to trade for him or would be interested only if he is released.”
Jackson is still under contract and sources told ESPN that he would like to be released than traded to a team he doesn’t want to go to.
The 32-year-old Jackson was a second-round draft choice of the Eagles in 2008 and spent his first six seasons in Philly before he was ultimately cut by Chip Kelly in 2014 after a career year in which he posted 1,332 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. Jackson averaged 59 catches, more than 1,000 yards and five touchdowns during his time with the Birds.
In 2018, Jackson caught 41 passes for 774 yards and four touchdowns.