DeSean Jackson has been visiting, hanging out with, eating with and spending much time with the Washington Redskins. In many people’s minds these are all signs that a signing of Jackson is going to happen soon for the Redskins. However report is out that the Browns are coming hard after Jackson with an offer:
Fans? RT @NBCdianna Per sources: DeSean Jackson has 2 teams making offers. I'm told Cleveland Browns are 1 & they are going hard with offer
— Jared K Mueller (@JaredKMueller) April 1, 2014
As we had discussed before the Browns could be a good fit for a number of reasons. Kyle Shanahan’s creative offense takes advantage of players abilities, especially speed. The Browns have a need for a #2 WR. The Browns have cap space to sign Jackson.
While the Browns may want a bigger receiver, such as Mike Evans, Jackson is a known commodity. Jackson would take the top off the defense on one side of the field while Josh Gordon takes attention on the other side with the numerous routes he runs. Adding Jackson would also free up running room for Ben Tate and the underneath for both Jordan Cameron and Andrew Hawkins. Screen plays for any one of the guys, while either Gordon or Jackson take attention away deep could also be opened up.
No one is exactly sure what Jackson’s plans are. Is his time in Washington him having fun in his first time in free agency? Are these reports coming out from his agent as a way to drive up the price for the Redskins or other teams? Do the Browns even have interest in the lightening rod free agent receiver?
A few Browns fans would hate the signing, mainly due to a desire for Sammy Watkins. Others would love additional talent on the team. The team could still draft Evans at #4 or another receiver later in the first or in the second round to give them more size. Do you want Jackson?