Top 10 reasons why DeSean Jackson could end up a Jet

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With Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson‘s name swirling around in trade rumors, we decided to make a list of the top ten reasons why he could/should be a Jet.

 

10. WR1 hole left by release of Santonio Holmes

Although the Jets signed former Bronco’s wide receiver Eric Decker, the team still lacks a number one receiver. Adding a player like DeSean Jackson would do two things: 1 – give the Jets a number one receiver (debatable) and 2 – replace the role that Santonio Holmes played under Marty Mornhinweg… Whether that’s an X or Y receiver is irrelevant. Jackson played the same role under his former coach as an Eagle.

 

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9. Punt return specialist

DeSean Jackson is a mean punt returner. The one return that comes to mind is his walk-off punt return to beat the Giants. I don’t think anyone forgets that play (Miracle at the Meadowlands II).

The Jets could use an electrifying returner like Jackson. Even if he doesn’t reach the end zone the entire season, the field position alone would be a huge boost for the special teams and offense.

 

8. Ability to stretch the field

Being a number one receiver isn’t important unless you’re a player like Calvin Johnson. For other dominant wide receivers, like Jackson, it’s just a label. DeSean can take the top off the defense, as some like to say. He can stretch the field, which would really help Eric Decker, Jeremy Kerley, and others get open on the underneath routes. Jackson is the type of player that defensive coaches stress about. You might have heard the term, “He keeps a coach up at night”. This is exactly what DeSean Jackson does. The entire offense benefits from Jackson’s presence, alone.

 

7. Good $ spent for the Jets (excluding the headaches)

Jackson is durable for the most part. Besides being a pain in the butt, Jackson would be a solid purchase by John Idzik. If a restructured deal or signing by the Jets allows the team to walk away from Jackson, similar to his current deal, it’s well worth the risk. When you weigh risk vs. reward, it’s a no brainer.

 

6.  Explosive plays

As I stated earlier, Jackson has big play ability. This is something the Jets offense really lacked last season.

images They ranked 31st in the league in passing. Adding DeSean Jackson and Eric Decker, not to mention a potential draft pick (Eric Ebron), looks like a great makeover for a team that desperately needs change on the offensive side of the ball. Eric Decker will bring size, Jermey Kerley will bring shiftiness, and DeSean Jackson brings explosiveness.

Take the jump with us to page 2 to see the top five reasons why DeSean could end up a Jet…

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  • PK

    He also lives in jersey

  • Paul Newbold

    If the Eagles cut him, the bidding will be intense, driving the price too high for Idzik’s blood. As you said, the Jets have the picks to make a trade, but what’s the price tag in picks and salary? The Jets can’t possibly sign 12 draft picks ( you say 7 or 8 will stick), so they have disposable picks. The Jets own 6 picks in the first 4 rounds, the rest come in the later rounds. In my opinion they need to ace those first 6 to begin to meet the need, so what does Idzik offer? Yes acquiring Jackson would be awesome, but at what cost? I think the best scenario is if they cut him, the Jets try to win the bidding war, I see the Eagles wanting at least a third rounder.

    • RONBO19

      Paul, as your always the sense able voice on the blog network I’m kind of surprised at your willingness to bring in a headache like Jackson. No question he is a talented dude. And schemeatically a great fit to pair up with Decker. My concern is about 3 or 4 years ago we traded with the Steeler’s (I believe it was a 4th or 5th Rd. pick) for another talented WR who also proved to be a major headache.Do we really want to go down that road again? I believe the best definition of insanity is to do the same thing over & over again and to expect a different result? As much as I would love a talent like Jackson I would prefer drafting a Branden Cooks from Oregon St who is about the same size and the same skills without the baggage or headache.

      • Paul Newbold

        LOL Well Ronbo, I don’t know if I’m a voice of reason. Many think my posts are over the top, and some think I’m just crazy! As far as Jackson, I know where you’re coming from. His “temperamental” character will be a concern wherever he lands!! I’m not all that high on Jackson as a Jet, but we do need another veteran, capable receiver in my opinion. Yes we will draft a WR and possibly more then one, but the young guys will benefit from a veteran presence. I’m not saying the Jets should give him a long term, big money contract, but they need to at least be a player in the game this time around. Free agent wide receivers are drying up quickly, and if Idzik doesn’t act soon, we may wind up in the same boat we did in the corner market….empty handed and in desperate need! Let’s call Jackson the lesser of two evils! LOL