DeSean Jackson’s two-year tenure as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could soon be coming to an end.
The up-and-down relationship between Jackson and his team has taken a significant turn for the worse. It now reportedly includes Jackson telling the brass that he’d like to move on from the organization this coming offseason.
‘Cup of Jo’ on #NFL Live: I’m told that #Bucs WR Desean Jackson has expressed a preference to move on from Tampa Bay after this season & that change may be good to contribute in a new environment. Jackson leads the NFL in YPR at 18.9, but since Wk.4 he’s averaging 10 fewer ypr. pic.twitter.com/5tSPgPwOGZ
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) December 27, 2018
This really shouldn’t be considered too much of a surprise. Jackson has clashed with head coach Dirk Koetter over the offense.
Despite this, the three-time Pro Bowl heads into Week 17 leading the NFL with an average of 18.9 yards per reception this season. He has one year remaining on his contract and is set to count $10 million against the cap in 2019.
Tampa Bay can get out from Jackson’s contract without a dead cap hit. Look for that to happen relatively early in the offseason.