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Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson says he wants to play with the Los Angeles Rams next year

Can you really blame him?

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Well, this is weird.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson has publicly come out on radio and stated that he’d like to be a Los Angeles Rams player next year:

The weird part is not that he said it outright, it’s that he’s still under contract with the Buccaneers.

Obviously Jackson and Los Angeles Rams Head Coach Sean McVay have plenty of familiarity with each other as they spent three seasons together with the Washington Redskins, but the fit just doesn’t make much sense in L.A. The Rams have arguably the best trio of wide receivers in the league in Brandin Cooks, Robert Woods, and Cooper Kupp. Josh Reynolds is the fourth receiver on the depth chart and has done a fantastic job filling in since Kupp’s mid-season ACL tear.

Jackson is certainly still capable of being a dangerous weapon in the NFL, but there is a logjam of guys at the receiver position. Jackson is a three-time pro-bowler who has over 10,000 career receiving yards and is currently 32-years old.

The Buccaneers should prefer to keep him as new Head Coach Bruce Arians runs a vertical system in which he’d fit perfectly, though Jackson has made it perfectly clear he preferred to be moved (at the trade deadline).

We’ll see what happens moving forward, but I doubt Jackson is the last player to openly wish for a roster spot with the Rams.