The LA Rams signed 34-year-old receiver DeSean Jackson this month, giving him a deal between $4.2 million and $6.25 million in 2021. Whether or not some of that money is guaranteed or not shouldn’t really matter as it pertains to 2021, because the Rams still must account for the contract that they just paid to Jackson. They won’t be able to just give $5 million to another player or two with the expectation that they’ll eventually release Jackson, so for all intents and purposes, this is LA’s number three or four receiver right now.
Jackson met with the media on Friday to discuss how things are going with his latest physical rehabilitation and returning back to his Southern California roots.
Jackson says that at this point in his career he’s all about winning and he said that’s why he came to LA, not for the money. He recalls meeting Sean McVay when he was signed by Washington in 2013 and that they related thanks to being roughly the same age.
The Rams look to have Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp as the top two targets for new quarterback Matthew Stafford, with Jackson, Van Jefferson, Tyler Higbee, and Cam Akers potentially competing for the remaining targets. Jackson has missed 24 of a possible 32 games over the last two seasons but been productive when healthy.