After two days of meetings and negotiations, the Washington Redskins have officially signed DeSean Jackson to a contract. Signing with Washington ensures that Jackson will play the Philadelphia Eagles twice a year.
Just moments ago, ESPN’s Adam Schefter Tweeted this out:
Now looks like a three-year agreement between the Washington Redskins and WR DeSean Jackson.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 2, 2014
DeSean Jackson has the kind of speed that quarterbacks dream of. He’s an absolute game breaker and is capable of stretching the field and taking it to the house at any point. Acquiring a player like Jackson is huge for the Redskins and their offense.
This move provides Robert Griffin III with a consistent deep threat and a weapon opposite of Pierre Garçon; this is something that the Redskins desperately needed last year.
The addition of DeSean Jackson makes the Redskins starting lineup (skill positions) look something like this: Robert Griffin III, Alfred Morris, Pierre Garçon, DeSean Jackson, and Jordan Reed.
That’s a pretty good, young core.
Adding Jackson will help the running game, too. Having two legitimate threats on the outside won’t allow for opposing defenses to stack the box with 8 defenders. With fewer defenders trying to stop the run, Alfred Morris will surely benefit.
The Redskins also signed Andre Roberts earlier this offseason. With both of these additions, Washington has thoroughly revamped the wide receiver position. I would look for them to grab some more offensive lineman & defensive backs in the NFL draft to help their chances at a playoff spot.
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