DeSean Jackson arrived in Tampa Bay and was soon given high praise by Coach Dirk Koetter. During the press conference, Coach Koetter mentioned that DeSean reminds him of ex-Buccaneer Joey Galloway.
Galloway signed with Tampa Bay in his early 30s and the Buccaneers were criticized for the move at the time. They paired him with Keyshawn Johnson, also in his 30s. Galloway and Johnson had much to prove to the Buccaneers faithful.
Galloway was injured and limited to only ten games in the first year of the deal, but after that, he went on to have three consecutive 1,000 yard receiving seasons and totaled 23 touchdowns. Galloway was averaging about 16 yards per reception, so to say he was over the hill was clearly a myth.
DeSean Jackson is getting some of the same type of talk since signing with the Buccaneers and he too has a lot to prove to the Buccaneer faithful.
Jackson is not just a burner, but he can run every route and is a pass catcher. If the Buccaneers get multiple 1,000-yard seasons out of Jackson, I think they will be thrilled. Jackson was averaging 17 yards per reception in Washington last season. Jackson will be paired with Pro Bowl Wide Receiver Mike Evans, so we will see what the two can accomplish in the upcoming years in Tampa.