- DeSean Jackson is flirting with retiring from the NFL.
- The wideout would come back for another season only if a team with a great quarterback came calling.
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At the conclusion of the 2021 season, DeSean Jackson was set on returning for what would be his 15th NFL season in 2022. He’s had a few months to assess the situation, however, and now he’s hinting towards hanging up the cleats for good.
The three-time Pro Bowler recently sat down with Sports Illustrated and certainly sounded like a guy leaning more towards retirement than returning for another season.
“I’m not really sure if I’m going to play [in 2022] or not,” Jackson explained. “I know I announced it and said I was going to play, but it’s just really where I am at this point in my life, it’s got to be the right fit.”
“To play 14 years in the NFL, going to Philly, going to Washington, Tampa, going back to Philly and then playing for the Rams and then playing for the Raiders, it’s got to fit right for me, but my career has been one hell of a ride.”
DeSean Jackson Has 4 Teams In Mind
That mindset could change though for the 35-year-old, but only if the right situation presents itself. Jackson believes that the right situation involves Kansas City, Denver, Cleveland, or Green Bay.
There is a common theme among those four teams: they all have elite quarterbacks.
“If the right situation calls, a great quarterback, not just a good [quarterback],” Jackson said of what he’ll potentially be looking for. “There’s a few teams [I’d play for]: The Chiefs may be one. The Browns. Russell Wilson in Denver. Green Bay.”
You certainly can’t blame Jackson for having a shortlist of teams with great quarterbacks that he wants to join. The speedy wideout has played for five different teams over his career and if he’s going to play a 15th season he wants a big-time gunslinger throwing him the ball.