The biggest name reportedly on the NFL trading block right now is no doubt DeSean Jackson. Even though there have been reports that the Philadelphia Eagles aren’t interested in trading him, there are way more reports saying that he’ll ultimately be dealt. The New York Jets are reportedly one of front-runners for the WR’s services.
So, does dealing for Jackson make sense for the Jets?
As long as the asking price for the WR isn’t too high, I say a deal absolutely makes sense. New York’s wide receiving corps is average-at-best right now, even after the addition of Eric Decker. But if the Jets were able to work out a trade for the speedy Jackson, everything would change in New York.
There’s no way the Jets should give up more than a third-round pick for the playmaker, but if the Eagles are willing to play ball, they have to pull the trigger.
While there are plenty of receivers available in this year’s draft, there aren’t any players quite like Jackson. He’s still only 27-years of age and he’d easily be able to come in and make more of an impact right away than any rookie could.
One other thing that could play into this trade is the Michael Vick factor. If the Jets ink the free agent QB, it’s said that he’ll have a chance to start. Jackson and Vick obviously have ties from their time together in Philly, so it would be very interesting if they both landed in New York in the coming days.
We’ll have to see how this plays out and if Jackson remains on the trade block, but if he’s truly available. the Jets need to make a deal to improve their average group of pass-catchers.