Tampa Bay’s DeSean Jackson wants out after Clash with Coach Dirk Koetter

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

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson reportedly wants to leave the organization at the end of this season after a confrontation with coach Dirk Koetter late last month.

The 32-year-old started the season on a high note, logging 275 yards and three touchdowns in Buccaneer’s first two games. By the fourth game, the wide receiver had reached 424 yards and was looking for a great season in his 11th year in the league.

With the league headed for the season finale, Jackson’s performance has dwindled and he doesn’t want to play in Tampa Bay any more. Jackson’s problems started late in November after coach Koetter confronted him for not attending practice in week 12. The receiver had a hand injury, something the coach believed didn’t warrant missing practice.

The confrontation aside, the Buccaneers plan to offload several players at the end of the season. Jackson is already scheduled to leave now that the organization has several top receivers. With his average of $43.8 receiving yards, there are few reasons Tampa Bay will want to extend Jackson’s $10 million a year contract next season.

While there are plenty of teams where Jackson could head after leaving Tampa Bay, the Redskins will probably want him back. He left Washington in 2016 after two years of being their top receiver and the team hasn’t place as a player as fast as him yet.