Some have debated in the past whether or not wide receiver Vincent Jackson should be on this Buccaneers roster. But Tampa Bay has made it known that they want the veteran to stick around and the feeling appears to be mutual.
In an interview with Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole, Cole asked Jackson how much he had left in the tank. Jackson said he feels good and he’d like to end his career as a Buc when he decides to call it quits.
“I'm feeling good. I'm feeling blessed. I definitely would love to finish in Tampa,” Jackson said. “It was definitely in my control this year. So as long as I can play and be around my family. … I have two young kids now. I have a 21-month-old boy and a five-month-old girl, so there are a lot of diapers in my house right now. Two in diapers at the same time.”
Boy, I know that feeling. It’s a lot harder to pack up the family and move especially when there are two little rugrats involved.
With all that aside, it’s great to hear that Jackson has his eyes set on finishing his career in Tampa Bay. While many see his two-touchdown year last season as a negative for a player possibly on the decline, he still broke 1,000 yards receiving and opened up opportunities for 2014 rookie Mike Evans. And that was with horrible quarterback play.
This season, the opposition will look to make sure Evans is accounted for. That can now flip the production back over to Jackson. Not saying that will in fact occur but the chances are high. That in itself makes the 32-year-old an asset to the Buccaneers.
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