DeSean Jackson will be headed back to where it all started after being traded from Tampa Bay to Philadelphia, according to Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 11, 2019
This is right where Jackson has wanted to be, according to reports.
The Buccaneers have been shopping him and appeared to run out of options earlier on Monday. However, Jackson himself forced the issue quite a bit with an Instagram post, and it appears that tactic paid off.
After spending two unfulfilling seasons with the Bucs in which he caught just 91 passes for 1,442 yards and seven touchdowns, Jackson will go back to the team that drafted him.
His six years in Philadelphia represent the best of his career so far. He was drafted in the second round out of Cal back in 2008 and immediately became one of the most electric playmakers in the league.
The 32-year-old receiver should give Carson Wentz a big-time boost when it comes to big plays downfield. Even in a down season last year, he averaged 18.9 yards per catch for the Bucs and has averaged 17.4 yards per reception throughout his career.