As a new week begins, so does a new storyline.
According to a report last night from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson will start visiting prospective employers this coming week. First on the list is an NFC East rival, the Washington Redskins.
DeSean Jackson will begin taking visits on Monday. And source says the #Redskins get that first visit.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 29, 2014
If the Redskins can somehow land Jackson, quarterback Robert Griffin III would have a dominate duo to throw to. Jackson would be paired up with Pierre Garcon, who had very big year last year. Here’s how the two compared in 2013:
Jackson: 82 receptions, 1,332 yards, 9 TDs
Garcon: 113 receptions, 1,346 yards, 5 TDs
Call me crazy, but if Jackson had to go anywhere in the NFC, I’d rather it be to the Redskins than a team like the Seahawks or 49ers. Both of those organizations are contenders as it is — if Jackson goes to Washington, I don’t know if he makes them a playoff contender right away. I’d rather have to play against him twice a year than not have to worry about him in the playoffs.
The Redskins have roughly $6.7 million in remaining cap space. Even with not much room, they could make a Jackson deal work by giving him an incentive-laden contract that carries a low cap hit.