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DeSean Jackson gets $35 million from Buccaneers

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reached an agreement with wide receiver DeSean Jackson on a three-year contract worth $35 million, including $20 million guaranteed, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Bucs had been the front-runner for the speedy receiver’s services, and have finally reeled him in.

Jackson fills the Bucs’ need for speed, as they looked to add explosiveness to an offense that didn’t produce a single 50+-yard catch last year. Meanwhile, Jackson led the league in yards per catch in 2014 and 2016, and has basically one trick: run deep really really fast. And he’s very, very good at that trick.

Jackson had been rumored to be looking for a $12 million contract, which is basically what he got. That’s a pretty solid amount of money for his services, given that Pierre Garcon signed a deal worth $11 million per year, and Jackson has a unique skill that Garcon does not possess: speed.

Jameis Winston’ll have to start working on his fast ball, though. Time to get that deep passing game really going.