The Denver Broncos may look at wideouts in free agency. DeSean Jackson could be an option.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson has put his house up for sale. This move by Jackson indicates that he does not expect to be with the team anymore. The Denver Broncos very well could be his next destination in the league.
Jackson would add a nice boost to the team’s special teams unit as a punt returner. He has experience in that phase of the game.
For his career, Jackson has returned 139 punts for 1,313 yards and four touchdowns.
He is averaging 9.4 yards per return on his career. Meanwhile, the Broncos have returned 32 punts for an average of 8.2 yards per return. The Broncos do not have a punt return for a touchdown this season.
Jordan Taylor was a decent return man for the Broncos in 2017. Unfortunately, he has not been able to play this season due to two hip surgeries he had in the offseason. His roster spot may be in jeopardy but it will depend on how he comes back from the injuries.
Not only would Jackson help the Broncos in the return game, but he would probably be a great addition at the wide receiver spot.
The Broncos traded away Demaryius Thomas to the Houston Texans before the trade deadline and lost Emmanuel Sanders to a torn Achilles a couple of weeks ago.
Thomas is obviously not coming back, and Sanders’ recovery will be a long one. He likely will miss the start of the 2019 season, making wide receiver a position of need for Denver.
The addition of DeSean Jackson would keep a veteran presence on the field despite Sanders’ injury.
His experience and knowledge in the league could greatly benefit Denver’s young wideouts Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton as they transition into their second year in the league.