Cut: WR DeSean Jackson
Cutting DeSean Jackson should be one of the Buccaneers’ first noteworthy moves of the offseason. He voiced his displeasure with the organization at the end of the regular season. His days with the Bucs are surely numbered.
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The 32-year-old wideout will be due $10 million next season, an enormous price tag for a one-trick pony like Jackson. He can still take the top off of the defense, but with talent remaining at wideout, Jackson is more of a luxury than a necessity.
Jackson got off to a blazing start in 2018. He grabbed 12 passes for an otherworldly 424 yards and three touchdowns. It looked like he was finally living up to his paycheck.
Quickly, defenses adjusted. Both Ryan Fitzpatrick and Winston were throwing interceptions at will when they targeted Jackson.
Jackson would go on to miss a handful of games and manage just 350 yards for the remainder of the season. Overall, his career in Tampa Bay was an utter disappointment.
At the right price, Jackson still has value, but the Bucs can address another need with that $10 million.