Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson says he still hasn’t talked to Bruce Arians about future in Tampa Bay
New Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians wants wide receiver DeSean Jackson back next year, but it’s unclear if Jackson is willing to take Arians up on his offer.
All indications this past season have been that Jackson wants out of Tampa Bay this summer, as evidenced by the fact that he sold his Tampa house last month.
Now, to be fair, Jackson has not told Arians no; he hasn’t told him anything yet.
“That’s what I got an agent for, bro,” Jackson told TMZ Sports about whether or not he has had discussions with Arians. “I don’t know, I just go play, bro. That’s all I worry about.”
The wide out also said “we’ll see” when asked where he would be playing next season.
Jackson had a rough 2018 campaign, playing in just 12 games due to a thumb injury and catching just 41 passes for 774 yards and four touchdowns. The 41 catches marked the second-lowest total of his career, with his NFL low of 30 coming during a 10-game campaign with the Washington Redskins in 2015.
The 32-year-old has spent the last two seasons with the Buccaneers after signing a three-year deal with the club in April 2014. However, throughout this past season, it was rumored that Jackson does not want to finish out his contract with the Bucs and will ask for a trade this offseason.
Jackson spent the first six years of his NFL career with the Philadelphia Eagles, making three Pro Bowls before signing with the Redskins in 2014. He resided in Washington for three seasons before joining the Buccaneers.