DeSean Jackson Non-Committal On Bucs

DeSean Jackson isn’t saying that he wants to play for new Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians. But, he isn’t closing the door on that possibility, either. 

That’s what I got an agent for, bro. I don’t know,” Jackson told TMZ.”I just go play, bro. That’s all I worry about.”

His open-ended bro-filled answer while walking through the Los Angeles airport doesn’t tell us a ton, but it is a softened stance from where DJax stood just a few weeks ago. Jackson reportedly swore off the possibility of returning to Tampa and that came after an October kerfuffle in which he requested a pre-deadline trade.

Sometimes, absence makes the heart grow fonder, and the Bucs’ new regime could aid in a reconciliation. Arians loves the deep ball in his offense and Jackson could conceivably thrive under the team’s new direction.

Jackson is under contract for one more season at a $10MM cap number, but that sum is completely non-guaranteed. At the moment, the Bucs have roughly $16MM in cap space, so they’ll may ask Jackson to take a pay cut in order to stay on board.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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9 comments on “DeSean Jackson Non-Committal On Bucs

  1. crosseyedlemon

    Arians is going to have a hard enough time making a comeback without dealing with self centered whiners like Jackson. It’s never a good idea to let the inmates run the asylum.

    • TheTruth12

      Lmao what are you talking about? He literally said “I just go play, bro. That’s all I worry about.” How is that self centered or whining? NFL players have every right to ask to be released justness like how teams have every right to cut them.

      • tsolid

        I’m he believes the players should just shut up and do whatever they’re told, and not voice their opinion. He probably thinks HE pays The players salaries

        • bradthebluefish
          bradthebluefish

          Players are to play. They are paid to play. And to go to the media to demand trades and complain is unacceptable. We don’t do this at our jobs. Neither should the players.

          • tsolid

            YOU can’t complain b/c they can easily go find someone to replace. Don’t get mad at players b/c they bring more value and can’t easily be replaced, unlike yourself. Supply & Demand

      • crosseyedlemon

        There are plenty of times when player complaints are justified but Jackson was fortunate enough to be on a team with the #1 pass offense and he starts whining about how the coach isn’t using him properly. Keeping a player with this selfish attitude is just begging for trouble.

        • tsolid

          #1 pass offense is misleading b/c they were always getting blown out early. He had GREAT chemistry with Fitzpatrick and little to no chemistry with Winston. Winston is The future, so why not ASK to be traded? Always posting nonsense.

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