Nov 3, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the third quarter against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

DeSean Jackson.. Because You Already Are Dreaming About It


I know the possibilities of adding Desean Jackson onto the Charger roster is slim, but we all are thinking about it. We know that Tom Telesco doesn’t like pulling the trigger on big money free agents unless they were wearing a Colts jersey last season, so this whole post could go as a waste, but you all still want to think that there is a slight chance that the Chargers get into the mix. I will just feed that beast.

Imagine Jackson’s potential on the field with Philip Rivers and the rest of the guys on offense. The Chargers already have a ton of guys on the roster that are good at moving the chains. Keenan Allen, Antonio Gates, Ladarius Green and Eddie Royal are great at picking up first downs and moving the sticks.

The thing that is missing from the roster is that threat to blow the top off of a defense. The Chargers don’t have that threat to hit on a 60-yard bomb that tears the hearts out of defenses. Adding a threat like that would open up the field more for players like Allen and Gates. Adding a threat like Desean Jackson onto the field would open up the field for the running game as well. Safeties would have to be aware of Jackson’s ability to beat them deep and will have to sit back a little further.

If the Chargers were to add Jackson onto the roster, they would be able to focus the entire draft on defense and help on the offensive line. The rest of the roster would be set. We could add a pair of corners onto the roster through the draft and a pass rusher, while adding some depth onto the offensive line.

Where are we going to get the money to sign Jackson? If they really want to bring Jackson onto the roster, they will make something work. There are a few players that are on the roster that are expendable at this time.

Build up this offense to be one of the best in the league and it will help out the defense. The Chargers best defense last season was the strong offense. Why stop building on that offense now?

Tags: San Diego Chargers

  • Mauricio A. Perez

    Bless your heart.

  • powderBLUE801

    I would love to see him come back to California. Let’s go get him TT!!

  • kris

    It would be awesome, but its a pipe dream, not gonna happen.

  • powderBLUE801

    If we let clary go and offer Jackson a 4 million signing bonus for his first year? And we will have the money next year to give him 11 million or so on a four year contract at 40 mill? Maybe it could happen.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      this!

      • powderBLUE801

        Sorry Ernie but this what?

        • Marcel West-Bailey

          He’s agreeing with you lol. Like “this” is a great statement lol. The thing that you’re proposing, I read somewhere Telesco is not a fan of that. I think it was on one of those chats on UTSandiego.com. I think it’s a great idea but TT isn’t up for that apparently.

          • powderBLUE801

            Ohh. I was expecting something like THIS is dumb. LOL

          • Conor Cahill

            not sure exactly what the proposed method of signing him is, but TT did sign donald brown and chard rinehart to deals similar to that of what we would give DSJ. They have very backloaded contracts to ease the cap hit this year specifically.

            Both guys are making 4M and Rinehart is making over 3.5M. TT at least seems to like to sign contracts that give him cap flexibility in the short term and isnt shy about loading up the end of the contract.

          • Marcel West-Bailey

            True but DeSean wants more than both of them combined and as I’m sure you know we’re a little strapped for cash right now. Regardless of the money, I don’t even think Telesco would call his agent. He doesn’t seem to fit the type of player TT wants on the team.

          • Conor Cahill

            right so it would look like:
            Yr 1: 2-3M in salary (fully guaranteed), incentives, 4M sign bonus = total cap 6-7M
            Yr 2: 8-9M in salary, 4M sign bonus = 12-13M against cap
            Yr 3: 9-10M in salary, 4M sign bonus = 13-14M against cap

            so basically still not very plausible because thats way too much for us and probably much less than he would prefer to sign for

          • Marcel West-Bailey

            He’s not taking that. Well, he’s not taking that compared to what else he’ll be offered.

  • Julien Bélair

    he is a locker room problem though

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      his team went to the playoffs and he was a pro bowl player… how much of a problem was he?

      • Marcel West-Bailey

        He was a problem……for opposing defenses

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          there it is… remember what he did to us?! killed us

          • Julien Bélair

            yep he did

          • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

            If he drives to LA and kills somebody can we get our money back? I’d want that in the contract Fo Sho

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            just get him the same rules as dez bryant. ha

          • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

            Get Gaither to follow him around in his Bugatti we are still paying that fool, lets put his giant ass to work. Full time DJax PI

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            hahahah… we need that fool to do something for us while we are paying him!

      • Calman21

        Started demanding a new contract the year after he renegotiated his contract. Year before that he basically played poorly while he waited on a contract. Year before that he held out. Why oh why would you want this guy unless you were desperate. He has all world talent but he is a problem child.

      • Stefanie Smith

        Exactly, Ernie. This came up when he refused to restructure his contract so the Eagles could trade him and get some team to give them something in the trade.

        They are angry with him. Guy has never been arrested, no legal problems, and because he is black, living in LA, and has tattoos, they get away with some inferences etc. The Eagles PR staff should be ashamed of themselves for putting out this stuff with nothing more specific that really horrible innuendos.

        They are retaliating because he would not restructure so they could have traded him. Now they are trying to drive his value down. (If they can’t get something out of him, they will make sure he doesn’t get extra benefit from being released.)

        This gang affiliation reference was also something that came up in 2010… Nothing came of it. and he was never arrested or charged, etc.

        This is the business side of the NFL.

        • Cooper

          A team that went to the playoffs and cut their pro bowl WR there must be something wrong. It’s not like the Eagles are strapped for cash so keeping at his current figure wouldn’t have hurt them. It just doesn’t make sense why a team that has the room would cut a pro bowl WR. Plus, if the Eagles are making false accusations why hasn’t he filed a lawsuit for defamation?

          • Stefanie Smith

            Because they just publicly said it today. We weren’t talking about it until now. Plus the statute of limitations on defamation is about 2 years, I believe. If he wants to work on another team, he would want to consider how it would affect his chances with another team.

            You just don’t fill out a form and run down to the courthouse. A lot to consider that would affect him if he decided to take that route. And just a reminder: Many people are defamed by their employer or a business associate and choose not to sue. Does not mean what the defaming party said is all of a sudden factual and true. Somebody simply decides not to sue. Not suing someone for defamation is really not relevant to whether what the Eagles are inferring is true.

          • Cooper

            Obviously, but I doubt the Eagles would say things that were untrue knowning that there could be potential legal ramifications. I doubt they would cut a pro bowler on a playoff team with cap room soley based on money. Especially since cutting him has caused a good size cap hit.

          • Stefanie Smith

            Businesses get sued all the time. Do you think that the Eagles personnel could not make a mistake? Come on now. And as to the cap hit. That is why they are angry with him. They wanted Jackson to restructure so somebody would give them something on a trade. He didn’t want to lower his value and said no. That part of the story is all over NFL.com.

            So no, he has not been arrested. All these problems come up when they decide to release him. Did you hear anything about his gang affiliation last year? No. As you see in the newspapers and tv almost on a daily basis, corporate employees do stupid stuff, i.e. even crimes quite regularly. There are too many examples to list them here. So to think that the threat of legal ramifications would somehow deter a stupid and/or improper (legal and/or criminal) business decision is not substantiated by the history of big business in the U.S.

          • Cooper

            So your saying they cut him soley on his contract number? When they have the cap room to keep him? Would you cut THE BEST WR on your team based on money that really isn’t the issue???

  • Jordan Denning

    OR we could draft a super fast receiver with decent hands and get a similar type of player but younger and cheaper. 2nd or 3rd round look at Cooks out of Oregon st and Richardson from Colorado.

    • Gunnar Martin

      I would mention Josh Huff too. Very similar playing style.

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    I think the gangster stuff is enough to keep most teams away (Raiders or Bengals? maybe…..)
    Bringing him and his gangster ways and putting him in with KA both from the same college 1 a major diva and the other a diva in the making might be a cause for disaster or it could be the coolest thing to watch ever?

    • powderBLUE801

      I think it would be way cool. He is a proven deep threat and that’s something we haven’t had since VJAX. Bring on DJAX and watch us just dominate the donkeys D!!

  • Marcel West-Bailey

    He may be cancer but I would take a chance on him. But that’s not the type of player Telesco is looking for.

  • Calman21

    No. And I seriously doubt TT would even if we had the cap space. Dude is a head case and a problem child. He has worlds of talent but he is a cancer. Also, he will probably end up on the Raiders.

  • Marcel West-Bailey

    There’s a little gangster in all of us

    • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

      Marcel is ride or die

      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

        Marcel will kill a fool

        • Marcel West-Bailey

          Bess wach yo self

          • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

            “I aint a killa but don’t push me” – Marcel

          • Marcel West-Bailey

            Anyone but Wayne lol please.

          • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

            thats 2pac duder

          • Marcel West-Bailey

            Oooh. First time I heard that it was on a Wayne album. We’re on the same page now lol

          • Nick Mansoor

            Lil Wayne sucks hahahaha

          • powderBLUE801

            Revenge is is the sweetest joy next to gettin pu%#y.

          • Nick Mansoor

            Get your paragraphs unloaded, wise words being quoted.

      • Marcel West-Bailey
        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          was that an image of Desean? hahaha

          • Marcel West-Bailey

            Lol naw that’s Snoop

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            hahahah… i know.. we can add desean, we already rock BLUE. he should be alright. it’s not like we are the Chiefs or 49ers. that could get a fool shot in his hood

          • Marcel West-Bailey

            Yooooo!!! That’s an excellent idea. It could be like the military, don’t ask, don’t tell, if you’re affiliated with any gangs but just in case you happen to be, here’s your blue flag hanging out your backside, but only on the left side, yeah that’s the crip side

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      hahahaha

  • powderBLUE801

    Damn Ernie you sure do know how to light up all us bolt fans. Lol good stuff

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    “I didn’t mean to hit what I hit but that’s 3 wannabies dead and I ain’t seen shit” – Future DJax lyrics if he’s moved near LBC. lol This song is classic gangsta

    • veazy

      Nobody at the 3:10 mark looks happy or even relaxed at all. You can tell they’re all ready for something to happen.

  • Joel Ayala

    If I was PR. I’d tell TT. Check this out. Take 6-7 mil from my pay and get me this Guy. We’d have a unstoppable Offense plus a ring is what I want this point in my career. But that’s just me daydreaming. Lol. Dudes a stud at WO

  • Cooper

    His past aside, he’ll want more or equal to what he was getting paid. No one knows definitively about his dealings so that leaves a question mark. Not to mention this draft is loaded with young talent that wont break the bank. I think there is no way TT goes after him, and I hope he doesn’t. This team doesn’t need another player collecting welfare checks.

  • Gunnar Martin

    Not a popular opinion I guess, but I am opposed to the idea. I will be glad to see him sign with someone else.

  • Lee

    heard somewhere that we’re 1 of the 6 teams interested in him already. but i think we will really low ball him and i dont think that would rub him the right way. but if we’re willing to part ways with clary…then we might have something there

  • esco charger

    TT did say he wanted to add speed on the team I mean if new Orleans can sign byrd and with a worse cap situation then us then why can’t we make the DJax signing happen???? Solve our receiver situation and kick return,punt return situation we dont have to use a draft pick on receiver which is always a gamble u don’t know who u draft but I hope it happens we are a strong possibility.we are in California, have a franchise QB,a young team on the rise he and KA will probably get along well

  • Edward Sherman

    I aint sayin He a Gold Digga.

  • Nick Mansoor

    So I found out how we can sign a bigtime player with no cap like how the Saints signed Byrd, it works like this:

    Desean is asking for roughly about 10 mill a season and some money up front. Telesco can pocket the money up front by giving him a higher yearly salary and no signing bonus. That’s the best thing we can do. Give him 15 mill a season and no signing bonus. That’s pretty much what the Saints did with Byrd, and they are more broke than us

  • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

    Boat load of talent, but SD doesn’t need any locker room cancer…

  • Daryl Peek

    Peeks in late; so the Eagles are good with Cooper using the N-Word, ER at the end towards a black security guard in describing how he’d fight all of his hue-mankind but D-Jax gets axed for alleged gang activity he’s never been formerly tied to?

  • veazy

    LA crips in San Diego? Sounds like a fucking disaster waiting to explode.

  • Marcel West-Bailey

    One of the teams interested in Jackson is Kansas City. Guess what the connection there is. We’re not getting him whether we pay him or not.

  • CALiFORNiAkiD

    Desean Jackson has never been in ANY trouble while in the NFL.
    No DUI, No Drugs…Nothing. Not even a speeding ticket.

    Sure, he could be the last piece to the puzzle on Offense.

    Desean is not a former Colt and he’s not over the age of 30
    Telesco won’t do it.

    • vct

      LOL

  • ECAVILLE/Ace of Spades

    Definitely would be a long time wish come true to have D-Jax here. Wanted him here since Vincent Jackson played in Bolts. Desean is a class act who would fit in nicely. He might have Crip gang friends, but he doesn’t mind showing support to brave young boys who stand up to bullies. All while wearing a red shirt. This man is about his business, and that business is being a productive football player. I would hate to see him in silver and black.

  • MachoMenos

    The only reason, THE ONLY REASON, the Eagles cut DeSean was the salary cap. The Eagles were at $143 million spent for next year’s cap. The Eagles, cut Jackson for the same reason the Cowboys cut Ware-mismanagement of the salary cap. And now that Telesco has brought down our salary cap for this year and we are at $102 million spent on the salary cap for next year, you want Telesco to start playing games with our salary cap for this year and beyond? Why? Especially with the wealth of cheaper options available in the draft.

    Did I mention the salary cap?

  • Blue&gold_blood

    I like the idea of Desean but we really need a tall WR that can go up and fight for the ball. Specially in the end zone . Rivers loves throwing the ball up for the WR. But Desean would be nice for long bombs , short slants , and screens .

  • jcrisp

    No no no! Desean isnt the guy, id rather not. He is quite talented but brings 2 much baggage. If andy reid were so in love desean then why is it that the chiefs were out of the hunt right after they inquired about him? There must have been something that was a big turnoff to reid and the chiefs. Theres something we dont know, anyways hes prob going to the raiders and I really dont care cuz I dont want him. Draft a young wide receiver instead.