SEA and SF among the teams who talked trade w/Philly on DeSean Jackson. His $ and cap # a real issue. Some GMs think he gets released in end
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 22, 2014
When a good receiver is made available via trade, the Seahawks nearly always make an enquiry.
Brandon Marshall, Vincent Jackson, Randy Moss. Percy Harvin.
And now DeSean Jackson is the latest player they’ve asked about, according to Jason La Canfora.
John Schneider and Pete Carroll like to make deals. Whether it’s the package that brought Chris Clemons to Seattle, the Harvin move or the trade with Buffalo for Marshawn Lynch — they’ve always been active.
So interest in Jackson shouldn’t be a shock. And it shouldn’t be taken too seriously.
But neither should it be ignored.
Seattle doesn’t seem to worry too much about size. I think they’d love to get a dynamic, bigger receiver. Why not?
Yet they’re not going to ignore the chance to add another X-factor to the offense just because he isn’t 6-4.
Jackson is an incredible deep threat, another extreme competitor and he just flat out makes plays.
That’s what Carroll wants.
Seattle’s offense would be one of the more explosive in the league if they could field Jackson and Harvin at the same time.
The Seahawks want to compete at every level — on and off the field. That’s why they keep asking questions, seeing what’s available and trying to find ways to get better every day.
Undoubtedly that’s why they made this call.
But it doesn’t mean anything will come of it.
The interest from San Francisco also plays a part. Why not just make life a little bit more difficult for your rivals? This is how the Seahawks and the 49ers compete with each other.
Jackson has a 2014 cap hit of $12.75m. Neither the Seahawks or the 49ers are going to inherit that.
There are suggestions he could be cut. In that scenario, I could easily see him making a visit to Seattle.
People will cite character concerns. There’s a reason why Philadelphia are seemingly willing to part with one of their better and more productive players.
Yet the Seahawks are willing to take chances. They believe in the strength of their dressing room.
It’d probably help that Marshawn Lynch is tight to Jackson from their Cal days.
But yeah — it’s still highly unlikely we’ll see any deal here, either via trade or free agency.
It’s a great draft for receivers (have I mentioned that?) and even if he’s cut, Jackson isn’t going to come here for $4-5m. Not with teams like Oakland needing a receiver and having money to burn (ideal location too).
It’ll be even more unlikely if Jared Allen decides to join the Seahawks this weekend, further limiting the teams available cap.