It’s just a matter of time before former Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson has a new team. As Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald mentioned during Friday’s Pro Football Talk on NBCSN, six teams made early contact with Jackson.
The full list isn’t known. We’ve consistently heard that the 49ers are very interested in adding Jackson to a receiving crops that currently includes Michael Crabtree, Anquan Boldin, and tight end Vernon Davis.
It’s also not known whether Jackson will get a short-term deal that puts him on the market next March, or whether he’ll sign a multi-year deal. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, it’s very possible that one team that views Jackson as the last piece of the puzzle will make a significant offer that covers more than one season — and that possibly pays Jackson (between bonus and salary) as much or more than he was due to earn in Philly for 2014.
If it’s a one-year deal, look for it to possibly be in the range of $6 million or $7 million.
Regardless of structure and terms, too many teams want to win now to ignore Jackson. While the Eagles, for one or more reasons, didn’t want him, Jackson’s career highs in receptions and receiving yards will result in someone taking a chance on Jackson being a guy who can be the difference between getting to the playoffs and getting to the Super Bowl.