Wide receiver DeSean Jackson has had an accomplished career in the NFL.
In addition to being a second-team All-Pro in 2009, he is also a three-time Pro Bowler.
He also holds the record for most touchdowns for 60 or more yards with 26.
Jackson also shares the lead in touchdown receptions of at least 80 yards with five.
However, he’s not hanging up his cleats for good after ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter’s update.
Veteran free agent WR DeSean Jackson is due to visit the Ravens on Tuesday, his agent @DrewJRosenhaus confirmed. At 35, Jackson wants to keep playing.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 17, 2022
Schefter tweeted: “Veteran free agent WR DeSean Jackson is due to visit the Ravens on Tuesday, his agent @DrewJRosenhaus confirmed. At 35, Jackson wants to keep playing.
Jackson going back in time can benefit the Ravens, especially with Rashod Bateman out and Slade Bolden on the disabled list.
With those two wides out of action, the Ravens only have Devin Duvernay, Demarcus Robinson, James Proche II and Tylan Wallace at wide receiver.
Jackson is a legitimate deep threat if he still has the speed to leave defenders behind.
He last played for the Las Vegas Raiders, finishing with 233 yards and a touchdown.
Meanwhile, his best year came in 2013 when he was still playing for the Philadelphia Eagles.
He had 82 receptions for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns.
Add depth to the wide receiver
Besides being the best option in the passing game, Jackson’s ability and speed will make any defender pay attention.
Once they take care of him, the traffic lanes will open up for JK Dobbins and Lamar Jackson to exploit.
The Ravens hope Jackson will be ready by Week 7 against the Cleveland Browns.
But again, Jackson can only get dressed after passing the physical exam.
Jackson has a career-high 632 receptions for 11,110 yards and 58 touchdowns.