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New York Jets Rumors: DeSean Jackson Must Be Signed

DeSean Jackson cut

Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles have officially cut wide receiver DeSean Jackson. New York Jets owner Woody Johnson has already said that his team would be monitoring the Jackson situation. Now that the receiver is a free agent, it is time for the Jets to go out and make another huge splash.

Jackson was the No. 1 receiver for the Eagles last year. He posted 82 receptions for 1.332 yards and nine touchdowns. He is one of the best deep threats in the game and is also a monster in the punt return game.

The Jets have brought in one of Jackson’s old quarterbacks in Michael Vick. Now the Jets must open their checkbook and pay Jackson no matter what. They have already brought in Eric Decker, but he is not a No. 1 receiver. Jackson is a bona fide No. 1 and can change the Jets offense.

Everyone knows how the Jets had limited weapons for rookie quarterback Geno Smith last season. They bolstered the receivers by bringing in Decker, but that wasn’t going to be there only move. Everyone was expecting the Jets to draft a receiver until the Jackson news broke.

There have been rumblings about Jackson’s off-field ventures and that is alarming. However, the Jets need to take a risk and go get this guy. He can change this offense and franchise for the next five years. Everyone on the Jets has been begging for GM John Idzik to go get some weapons. Now a game-changer has essentially fallen into his lap, and he has to get Jackson.