Rams need to avoid any temptation in bringing DeSean Jackson on board

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While his time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers appears to be over, the Los Angeles Rams need to avoid any temptation in signing DeSean Jackson.

Towards the end of January when the Los Angeles Rams were preparing for their Super Bowl 53 matchup against the New England Patriots, DeSean Jackson made some interesting comments over how he would love to join Sean McVay‘s team for the 2019 season.

At the time, these comments came as a bit of a surprise for football fans, mainly because Jackson was still technically under contract by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and there were no signs of the team wanting to move on from the veteran wideout.

Of course, after Jackson made these comments, it seemed pretty clear that it would only be a matter of time before the speedster found a new home since one can only imagine how the Buccaneers felt hearing his desire to play for another team, even if it was understandable.

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Looking back, it appears those comments by Jackson can now be viewed as early writings on the wall in regards to his future after the wideout posted on social media Monday that his time in Tampa Bay is officially over.

Two years ago, expectations were high for Jackson joining the Buccaneers since the thought of a reliable deep threat teaming up with Mike Evans seemed like it would be an absolute nightmare for all opponents, which it was at times.

Unfortunately, Tampa Bay just couldn’t figure out a way to be consistent enough on offense to be considered a serious enough threat in the NFC, and this was part of the reason why the team decided to move on from Dirk Koetter two months ago.

Right away, when Jackson’s comments were made leading up to the Super Bowl about how great it would be to join the Rams, the first thought that came to mind was a reunion with McVay since the two previously worked together as member of the Washington Redskins.

However, as great as it would be for Los Angeles to add another deep threat to their rotation, their current group of receivers is already top notch, and the last thing they should want to do is mess this up to the point it impacts the long run.

Assuming Cooper Kupp gets healthy enough to return to his normal ways playing alongside Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods, the Rams will most likely continue having one of the league’s top trios at receiver.

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But if Jackson were to become part of the mix, this would only put the current chemistry at risk for the receivers, meaning it seems best for Los Angeles to just avoid this scenario all together.