Desean Jackson set to leave Washington for Tampa Bay

DeSean Jackson

It seems the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going to give quarterback Jameis Winston exactly what he has asked for, DeSean Jackson.

Baker is expected to be the second free agent to go from Washington to Tampa Bay, joining receiver DeSean Jackson.

Financial terms have yet to be released for the deal, but it can be safely assumed that the money will be front-loaded. Jackson went to a team that has a legit No. 1 wide receiver on the other side of the field that ensures he won't see double-teams all day, and Evans will now see a better quality of targets. While the team is exploring the free agency wide receiver market, it seemingly will not overspend despite nearly $60 million in salary cap space.

Described by Koetter as a run of at least 12 yards and a passing play of at least 16, the Buccaneers concocted an average of just seven such plays per game last year, down from nine the year before. Washington also needs big numbers from Josh Doctson, the team's first-round pick previous year who missed virtually the entire season with an Achilles injury. Once he arrived in Washington, things started to click again, as Jackson registered 2,702 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns in a three-year D.C. tenure. Presumably, the opposing team's best cornerbacks will cover Evans and allow Jackson to match up with the lower level players. He made about $8 million in cash earnings in each of his three seasons with the Redskins and has made more than $45.7 million in his career, according to Spotrac.

The good news is, Dallas is reportedly one of those teams. They showed a lot of progress last season and have an exciting young quarterback. His drop rate on deep balls is just 1.55 percent, a far cry from the 4.51 percent drop rate that Winston has dealt with for the last two seasons.



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