DeSean Jackson, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
DeSean Jackson’s departure from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers seems inevitable as he’s been publicly disgruntled with his role for the team for some time now, and even requested a trade in 2018. Factoring in that the Buccs’ have some talented receivers on the roster in Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Adam Humphries (who they put a second-round tender on), and that the team would save $10M with zero dead cap in 2019, per Over The Cap, his departure looks to be set in stone.
The soon to be 33-year-old is still a productive player, as he has proved his speed, elusiveness, route running, and ability to create after the catch can age gracefully in the NFL. Despite playing in only 12 games in the 2018 season (10 starts), Jackson posted a solid stat line of 41/774/4 with a solid Pro Football Focus grade of 79.4, the second-best grade of his career.
Adding Jackson would give the Cardinals the speedy receiver they have craved since John Brown had a 1,000-yard season in 2015. However, like Lee, Jackson is not a long term option, but he is one that can help the Cardinals win in 2019, and could flourish in a timing based air raid offense.