The DeSean Jackson rumor train has taken another stop and this time it’s in Detroit. Newly-appointed Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell has been discussing the possibility of adding the star wide out, but, according to multiple sources, the team is not interested at the moment. While they might not be interested right now, Caldwell went on to say ‘never say never’ when talking about the speedy wide out.
Why would this be a poor move for the Lions?
Let’s take a step back and look at the big picture. Detroit was in need of a wide receiver to adequately complement Calvin Johnson and that’s why the team signed Golden Tate. However, Tate isn’t going to be the only offseason wide receiver addition for Detroit, which is why the Lions have been rumored in the DeSean Jackson sweepstakes.
Moreover, Detroit could use a deep threat on the other side of the field opposite Megatron, but Jackson won’t be the guy.
The Lions’ front office took a chance on a receiver that was comparable to Jackson a couple of years ago by the name of Titus Young. Having a reputation as a destination for poor personalities and big egos, Detroit would shoot itself in the foot by adding a guy with alleged off-field issues, true or not.
Sure, Jackson is coming off a career year in which he caught 82 passes for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns. He would be the ultimate deep threat for Matthew Stafford and he would take major pressure off Johnson.
However, it’s time for the Lions to make a smart decision for the good of the franchise. Draft a deep-threat wide receiver like a Mike Evans — his 40-time at the combine was impressive — or Marqise Lee.
Stay away from possible trouble.
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