Needs to rebound: DeSean Jackson, Wide receiver
DeSean Jackson has had a terrific career. He was a game-changing player in Philadelphia and managed some strong seasons with the Washington Redskins as well.
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In his first year with the Bucs, Jackson wasn’t able to make much of an impact. He accumulated the second-lowest yard total of his career and the third-lowest reception total as well. It was a down year for Jackson to say the least.
Tampa spent a ton of money to add Jackson as a weapon on the outside. He has the special ability to spread the field and open up the middle of the defense for Mike Evans and the rest of the wideouts.
Not only does Jackson need a big year to help the Bucs reach the postseason for the first time since 2007 but he needs to earn his money. Tampa Bay has an out at the end of the season and could decide to cut ties with Jackson without taking much of a hit financially.
As young wideouts like Adam Humphries and Chris Godwin continue to develop, Jackson needs a big season to solidify his status as a starting wide receiver.