Report: Buccaneers offering DeSean Jackson over $10 million per year

By Jesse Reed

Well, it looks like only a matter of time before DeSean Jackson ends up in Tampa Bay catching passes from Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston.

According to Michael Lombardi of The Ringer, the Bucs are offering Jackson more than $10 million per year to sign with them.

This reported big-money bid falls in line with Jackson’s reported desire to make at least $10 million per year on a new deal. Though, that report indicated he was looking for between $10-12 million, meaning it’s possible another team could swoop in with a bigger offer to entice the veteran speedster.

However, given Tampa Bay’s big push to land Jackson, and given the fact the two sides have been linked heavily as matches for weeks, it would appear the Bucs have the inside track.

Jackson was highly productive during his tenure with the Washington Redskins following his trade from Philadelphia. Catching 142 passes for 2,702 yards and 14 touchdowns in 40 games, he averaged a whopping 19 yards per reception and is obviously still one of the fastest players in the league.

Pairing Jackson with Mike Evans, not to mention promising tight end Cameron Brate, would give Tampa Bay quite the potent passing arsenal for its young gunslinger.