There are strong links between the Washington Redskins and DeSean Jackson at this point, and I would consider them the overwhelming favorites to sign the former Philadelphia Eagles star wide receiver. The thought of Robert Griffin III having Pierre Garcon, Jordan Reed, and Jackson as weapons to throw it to is one worth salivating over for Redskins fans, as he is coming off of the best year of his career with over 1,300 receiving yards, nine touchdowns, over 80 catches, and more consistent play.
Not only are the Redskins and Jackson making progress, but the team generally regarded as the Redskins top competition for Jackson might have less interest due to his “me-first” attitude. And now, the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that Jackson has meetings with the Redskins coaching staff “on tap”, as well as a meeting with owner Dan Snyder and GM Bruce Allen. The wheels are in motion, and Rapoport tweeted out a bit later that veteran cornerback DeAngelo Hall invited Jackson to hang out with teammates last night. Hall, of course, recently stated how much he would love to have Jackson on the team and added that he would mentor the star wideout.
However, it is important not to get ahead of ourselves, as Rapoport adds that although there is plenty of “positivity”, both sides haven’t “talked numbers yet”. I would honestly be a bit surprised if Jackson doesn’t sign with the Redskins, but this definitely isn’t a done deal yet.