Report: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Open to Trading Vincent Jackson

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 1-6 through seven weeks in the season and it appears that the team may be ready to throw the towel in and give up on the 2014 season. Mike Glennon may be optimistic about the Bucs playoff chances, but the front office is being more realistic about the prospects of this season.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Buccaneers are spending their bye week fielding trade calls about Vincent Jackson, who they’re open to trading.

“They are getting a ton of calls on him. With just one win, I’m told they are open to anything even though they love him as a player.”

Trading Jackson would be a sign that the Buccaneers are throwing in the towel not only on the season this year but also on the past three years of the franchise. By trading Jackson — which isn’t close to happening, so don’t panic yet — the Buccaneers would be admitting that the past few seasons have been total washes.

That’s not something that is hard to admit, and maybe it would be closure on those years and the team can finally move forward. One thing that may be a positive out of a trade is that Mike Evans gets more looks and gets worked in as a true No. 1 receiver for the Buccaneers as the future could begin with a Jackson trade.