Tampa Bay Buccaneers Receiving Calls About Vincent Jackson


Oct 12, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson (83) runs with the ball as Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith (22) defends during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. The Ravens won 48-17. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Vincent Jackson could be on the move.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are receiving calls from teams around the league who are interested in making a deal for the Bucs’ star wide receiver.

Since the Bucs signed Jackson as a free agent in 2012, he’s been arguably the team’s best player.

He has put up back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons and has led the team in receiving the last two years.

In 2014, Jackson leads the team with 344 yards on 25 catches and two touchdowns. For his career in Tampa, he has 175 catches for 2,952 yards and 17 touchdowns while never missing a game.

The 31-year-old has also been a team captain since his arrival and is considered a great locker room guy.

If the Bucs decide to trade Jackson, it would create a gaping hole in their offense. Jackson is by far and away the Bucs’ biggest threat on offense and because of his presense, other receivers on the team are able to get open.

Furthermore, Jackson has great chemistry with Bucs quarterback Mike Glennon, that has carried over from last season into this year. While it’s unclear if Glennon will continue to start once Josh McCown is healthy enough to return, there’s no denying the Bucs’ best offensive weapon is by having Glennon throw to Jackson.

Jackson has two more years remaining on his contract at the end of the 2014 season that will have a cap hit north of $24 million. The NFL trade deadline is Oct. 28