There are reportedly nine teams with interest in former Philadelphia Eagles standout wide receiver DeSean Jackson, and the expected suitors are the Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders. We don’t know all of the teams interested in Jackson, but we can add two teams to the list that weren’t obvious landing spots at first but make sense upon further examination.
The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that the Washington Redskins and Buffalo Bills are two “wildcard teams” with interest in Jackson, and both of those two squads could really use an impact playmaker like Jackson. While the Redskins and Bills already have a true No. 1 receiver in Pierre Garcon and Stevie Johnson respectively, both teams could assemble a deadly group of weapons for their young quarterbacks if they are able to add Jackson to the mix.
We already know that the Bills won’t be interested in Jackson for anything above their set price, and it will be interesting to see if Bruce Allen and the Redskins feel the same way. Garcon is an excellent wide receiver and Jordan Reed is one of the NFL’s finest young tight ends, but they have a big hole at WR2 and would definitely fill that up with a 1,300-yard receiver. I think they’ll have the same policy as the Bills, but I also think they would be willing to spend more on Jackson than the Bills.
ESPN Radio 980’s Chris Russell reports that the Redskins have more interest in Jackson than what was once thought. Keep a close eye on this.