The Eagles officially announced their trade for WR DeSean Jackson on Wednesday.
Roster Move: #Eagles have acquired WR DeSean Jackson and a 2020 7th-round draft choice from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for a 2019 6th-round draft choice.#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/AkXHm8QIyU
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) March 13, 2019
- Chris Mortensen reports that Jackson gets $13 million guaranteed as part of a restructured deal with the Eagles.
- The Eagles send a sixth-round pick in 2019 to the Buccaneers for Jackson and a seventh-round pick in 2020
All indications were that Jackson was going to end up back in Philadelphia either by trade or after he was released by Tampa Bay.
It will be interesting to see if the Eagles and Jackson agreed to a restructured contract as part of this deal and what the compensation is.
Jackson, 31, 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 with the Redskins back in 2014.
After three years with the Redskins, Jackson once again departed in free agency and agreed to a three-year, $35 million contract that includes $20 million guaranteed with the Buccaneers. He stands to make a base salary of $10 million for the 2019 season.
According to OverTheCap.com, trading Jackson will free up $10 million of available cap space while creating no dead money.
In 2018, Jackson appeared in 12 games for the Buccaneers and caught 41 passes for 774 yards receiving and four touchdowns. He has also rushed for 29 yards and a touchdown.