It seems that Jackson is not the high commodity that he and the team thought he was. The Bucs may end up stuck with the short end of the stick.
According to ESPN’s Dianna Russini:
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not finding any takers in a trade for DeSean Jackson. I’m told for now… the plan is to keep him on the roster. Key words “for now”
— Dianna (@diannaESPN) March 11, 2019
Now, I’m sure the Bucs will keep him on the roster for as long as they can as a way of trying to hook in a sucker to trade with.
The likely thinking around the league is that, if they wait long enough the Buccaneers will release DeSean Jackson due to cap issues, and then be able to get him for a better deal. If that is, in fact, the case, Tampa may just have to face facts and cut their losses.
It would be ideal for Tampa to receive some draft picks for the veteran receiver, possibly a 5th rounder, but that may wind up not being the case after all.