The Philadelphia Eagles have acquired WR DeSean Jackson and a 2020 seventh-round draft choice from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for a 2019 sixth-round draft choice, the team announced today.
According to ESPN’s Tim McManus, Jackson reworked his contract with the Eagles, which is expected to be three years, $27 million. Jackson was scheduled to make $10 million next season.
A three-time Pro Bowl selection (2010, 2011, 2014) and 2009 Associated Press All-Pro honoree, Jackson (5-10, 175) is one of the most explosive wideouts in NFL history. Now entering his 12th season, Jackson was originally selected by the Eagles in the second round (49th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft and has spent time with Philadelphia (2008-13), Washington (2014-16), and Tampa Bay (2017-18).
Jackson has produced the most 60-plus-yard receiving touchdowns (24) in NFL history and ranks second in 50-plus-yard receiving touchdowns (29), trailing only Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice (36). He also leads all NFL players in 40-plus-yard receptions (63) since 2008.
Additionally, Jackson owns the sixth-highest career receiving average (17.4) in NFL history, trailing only Stanley Morgan(19.2), Lance Alworth (18.9), Don Maynard (18.7), James Lofton (18.3), and Harold Jackson (17.9) (min. 500 receptions). He has led the NFL in yards per reception four times in his career: 2018 (18.9), 2016 (17.9), 2014 (20.9), and 2010 (career-high 22.5) (min. 35 receptions).
Among active NFL players, Jackson ranks sixth in career receiving yards.