Dec 15, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) catches a pass against the Minnesota Vikings in the second quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings win 48-30. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Oakland Raiders, New York Jets most likely to trade for DeSean Jackson


The saga of DeSean Jackson and the Philadelphia Eagles is beginning to come to a head as the trade talks intensify, and according to Ian Rapoport, at this point, the Oakland Raiders and New York Jets seem the two most likely to pull the trigger on bringing the veteran in to help the explosiveness of their offenses.


Both places do make sense at this point.

With the Raiders just bringing in Matt Schaub, it would be great to get him a legitimate deep threat like Jackson to help the offense flourish a little bit more.

On the other hand, though, with the recent acquisition of Michael Vick at QB, the Jets would also be smart to bring in Jackson not only for the familiarity he has with Vick, but also to take some of the pressure that has been put on free-agent wide receiver Eric Decker.

Whatever the case may be, the willing trade partners are starting to slowly take shape, with these teams from each coast as the front runners.

Tags: DeSean Jackson New York Jets NFL Oakland Raiders

  • Bob

    The Raiders need a number on receiver. If the Raiders were guaranteed Watkins at number five then no, but there is no guarantee of that, so make the trade. The Raiders could then go heavy on the D in the draft.

    • KloverJane

      We should get De Sean and draft Sammy. The Autumn wind cometh early…..do it. DO IT NOW! (Ahnulds voice)

    • Beezy

      I think its a real possibility they get Watkins at #5. Nobody above them is looking for a WR first pick. Even if they don’t get him Mike Evans will be available. Make the trade and get Watkins and it might be scary haha.

  • Don

    Deep threat, from Oakland, grew up a Raider fan because his dad was a photographer for the Raiders, brings a lot of hype and media to the raiders. Lots of jersey sells, but is a cancer in the locker room. Torn!

    • Zach Lee

      He from l.a

      • Don

        You right went to cal

  • PK

    He’s a diva

    • Don

      They can afford it. I’d do 1 year give zero daft picks though.

      • art

        Don raiders are gonna have to give up a Draft pick. I would trade for him in a heart beat. I don’t think Justin tuck or c wood would allow that behavior in the locker room!!

        • Bob

          That is the key. The vets would have to really reign him in.

          • PK

            Not gonna happen I say wait it out the deal not gonna happen over night wait it out till the draft if we get Watkins for Jackson I don’t like his attitude it’s much bigger than his play/performance

          • KloverJane

            If you lived in Philly would you feel brotherly love?

  • Mark Shafer

    That would just about tap us out. We still need line backers, and D Ts

  • DanfromVegas

    I’m more inclined to bring Allen on D that Jackson on O. Plus, I really like the effort the Raiders make on bringing in character guys.

    • Mike Gonzalez

      Allen as in Jared Allen that the Seahawks just signed?

      • DanfromVegas

        Did that happen?

        • Mike Gonzalez

          No sorry I guess I misread an article saying they made him an offer, I thought it said they signed him.

  • Brutus

    The locker room issue would go against what RM has done the past two years, unless he feels that Jackson’s talent is worth the risk – counting on the vet presence in the locker room and Jackson having a chip on his shoulder and wanting to shed the image of being a locker room cancer. Still, I don’t see RM giving up another draft pick – especially a 3rd rounder – after already giving up a sixth rounder for Schaub since he wants to build through the draft. How about another more creative possibility? Our third rounder is worth 245 points on the charts they use. What if we swap our first round #5 pick (1700 points) for their first round #22 (780). Back out the 245 points they want for Jackson, and they owe us 675 points. Maybe we get their 2nd and 4th this year and their 3rd and a late rounder next year? The end result is that the Raiders drop from #5 in the first round to #22 this year and in return they get Schaub, Jackson and 3-5 draft picks over the next few years. That sounds more like Reggie’s style, but it likely depends on whether the Eagles are interested in any of the top players in this draft or feel they can trade back and get some picks.

    • Brutus

      Another possibility is just to swap second and third round picks with them. That is a point differential of 255, so gives them the equivalent of our third round pick by us moving back in both rounds. Just saying there may be creative ways to do this without giving up a pick if we feel we can handle the locker room issue.

      • Brutus

        Another wild card to consider is that they may have a place for Pryor with the offense Chip Kelly runs – he was a third round pick.

        • Mike Gonzalez

          You know the draft trade values way too well sir.

  • erik

    Raiders please trade pryor and moore for him streater is my guy then draft mathews

    • jeremy

      Right!? Why is Moore still considered our best pass-catcher? Guy’s an inconsistent bum! …well I guess it’s Jones now.

  • hector

    I think this would be huge for Oaklands future, it would take a ton of pressure off the qb with both Jackson and Jones on the field which would then open lanes for Streater and Moore, it also means a legitimate return threat aswell, I still think they need to grab a qb in the draft cause we need to prepare for the future but grabbing Jackson would be a great start

  • Ervin Barrentine

    Let’s make this happen Raider Nation! In Reggie we trust

  • Zach Lee

    Like him as a player but I’d rather take Sammy.