DeSean Jackson is one of the greatest deep threats in NFL history. The former pro-bowl wide receiver has 632 receptions, 11,110 yards, and 58 touchdowns in his career. He also has over 1,000 return yards and four return touchdowns. His 32 receiving touchdowns of 40 or more yards rank sixth all-time. Yet, his 63.2 yard average on those touchdowns is the second highest of all time.
However all that being said, DeSean Jackson turns 36 in December. If this type of signing were to occur, it would figure to be similar to Sammy Watkins. A low veteran “prove it” deal. Jackson mentioned the Green Bay Packers as one of the four teams he would play for in 2022. Last season was fam or fortune with Jackson, he caught eight passes for the Rams (seven games) and 12 for the Raiders (nine games) and averaged 22.4 yards per catch. He produced six catches of at least 20 yards, including touchdowns of 75 yards (from Matthew Stafford) and 56 yards (from Derek Carr). When used, he was a viable deep threat.
What would a contract look like?
- Base salary: $1.12 million
- Prorated bonus: $350K
- Per game roster bonus: $330K
- Workout bonus: $50K
- Cap number: $1,772,353
Anything more than this would be too much for DeSean Jackson. But a contract like this would be perfect for an opportunity to bring him in and see if he can contribute.