Buccaneers’ DeSean Jackson Says he would like to play for the Rams

DeSean Jackson catching a pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick. Photo by Del Mecum/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson has his eyes on the Los Angeles Rams after two seasons without qualifying for the playoffs in Tampa Bay.

Jackson, 32, revealed his interest for playing in the West in a podcast hosted by Simms & Lekfoe on Wednesday. During the interview, the receiver said he’d love to join Sean McVay but noted his current contractual agreement with Buccaneers puts a limit of where he can play.

“I don’t know about Frisco, man. State tax is crazy, man. That is home too though. I don’t know,” he said. “…if anything, I would like to kind of end up in L.A., being a Ram. Sean McVay, you know, we got some connection from when I was in D.C., but we’ll see how it plays out, man. Right now, I got another year in Tampa.”

Jackson previously worked with the Los Angeles manager in Washington back when McVay was the Redskins’ offensive coordinator. Of course, McVay being one of the best coaches in the NFL has something to do with it. His team is Super Bowl bound- -and will probably qualify for the playoffs next season.

When it comes to numbers, Jackson can certainly fight for a position in the Rams’ offense positions. His career average since 2008 is 17.4 yards per catch. In 2018, he caught 41 passes for 774 yards and four touchdowns in just 12 games. Whether he gets his way out of Tampa Bay, however, is only a matter of time.