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DeSean Jackson Could Get $12M Per Year, Belief He Could Sign With Buccaneers

Sources tell Tony Pauline of DraftAnalyst.com that free agent WR DeSean Jackson will likely end up with a contract that will pay him around $12 million per year next week.

According to Pauline, the belief right now is that Jackson will end up signing with the Buccaneers, given that they have Jameis Winston in place as their long-term quarterback, there’s no state tax in Florida and there’s better weather down there.

A few weeks ago, Josina Anderson of ESPN mentioned that the Buccaneers could surface as a possible destination for free agent Jackson, so this doesn’t come as a complete surprise. Anderson added that it’s her understanding that Winston has an existing rapport with Jackson.

There has been a lot of talk about Jackson possibly returning to the Eagles, but that’s by no means a guarantee. He’s in line to be one of the best available free agents and he should have interest from a number of receiver-needy teams.

Jackson, 30, is a former second-round pick of the Eagles back in 2008. He spent six years with the Eagles before signing a three-year, $24 million contract that included $16 million guaranteed with the Redskins back in 2014.

In 2016, Jackson appeared in 14 games for the Redskins and caught 56 passes for 1005 yards receiving and four touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 36 receiver out of 115 qualifying players.

We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2017 Free Agents list.