Both Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson are set to be free agents; which former Redskin is a better fit for the Buccaneers?
You don’t often see a team allow their top two receivers to walk away as free agents, but that appears to be the case with the Washington Redskins. Eager to give their young receivers Jamison Crowder, Josh Doctson and Ryan Grant more playing time, the Skins aren’t likely to dish out money for either DeSean Jackson or Pierre Garcon, both free agents on the other side of 30 years old. For the Buccaneers who desperately need a play-making second receiver, it’s a perfect storm.
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Jackson and Garcon are two very different receivers, from their physical make-up to how they attack defenses. Barring a surprise return to Washington from either, Tampa will have to determine which of these two players better suits their needs. Is one player’s world-class speed enough to trump the perhaps more well-rounded talents of the other?
Over the next three slides we’ll take a look at what both Jackson and Garcon bring to the table and go over how they could help the Buccaneer offense, and Jameis Winston in particular. Then, we’ll determine a final verdict.