Ever since his release from the Philadelphia Eagles, many fans of the New York Jets have been clamoring for DeSean Jackson to come to the New York metro area. Initially many fans and media pundits alike thought the Jets would be a serious contender for the services of the former Eagle. The Jets were a logical choice for many, given an abundance of cap space and the need to rebuild on offense. The presence of former Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and quarterback Michael Vick only added to speculation. The media frenzy as it relates to the Jets reached a head when the Jets were rumored to have contacted the Eagles regarding a trade before Jackson was released.
Optimism gradually turned into resignation that the hotly sought after wide receiver would sign elsewhere. John Idzik has demonstrated an extremely reserved and frugal approach to building a roster, no contact was reported between the Jets or Jackson's agent, and the Jets slipped from first place to fifth on the NFL's "DJax Tracker" of suitors.
Speculation, for better or worse, can finally come to a decisive end. After only one visit and reports of negotiations with several team, Jackson agreed to terms with the Washington Redskins without ever leaving the District of Columbia. Other teams missing out include the Oakland Raiders and Buffalo Bills. Initial reports indicate the contract is a three year deal. Additional contract terms are not immediately available but we will update you on them when they are. Jackson's camp had previously stated they were looking for 8-9 million dollars per season.
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