DeSean Jackson traded to Eagles

Posted March 12, 2019

As the Green Bay Packers were another team that was in on acquiring Jackson, he ultimately chose to sign with the Eagles on a three-year deal, which is worth $30 million total.

Rapoport reported earlier on Monday that the Eagles had reached a contract agreement with former Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson. At others, Arians glowed about the speedster, making it seem like Jackson could remain with the Bucs for the final year of the deal. Then-Eagles coach Chip Kelly cut Jackson in 2014, leaving him to sign with the rival Washington Redskins as a free agent. The stunning release came the same day as a report by NJ.com detailing Jackson's ties to gang members in Los Angeles. Jackson averaged a career-low 13.4 yards per catch in 2017, when Winston started 13 games. He made the Pro Bowl three times as a member of the Eagles. His first two seasons have seen his characteristic flashes and dashes of brilliance - his 18.9 yards per reception last season led the National Football League - yet he has not made much of a dent in improving Tampa's offense.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded De Sean Jackson to the Philadelphia Eagles NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded De Sean Jackson to the Philadelphia Eagles NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports

Sports Philadelphia's Derrick Gunn reports that the Eagles sent a 2019 sixth-round pick and 2020 seventh-round pick to the Buccaneers in return for Jackson. The Eagles needed a consistent deep-threat at wide receiver.

Recent rumors suggested the wideout wouldn't take any sort of pay cut to remain in Tampa and could be willing to play for slightly less elsewhere for a perennial victor.