Should the Las Vegas Raiders pursue DeSean Jackson?

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 03: DeSean Jackson #10 of the Philadelphia Eagles returns a punt against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on November 3, 2013 in Oakland, California. The Eagles won 49-20. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Philadelphia Eagles/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 03: DeSean Jackson #10 of the Philadelphia Eagles returns a punt against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on November 3, 2013 in Oakland, California. The Eagles won 49-20. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Philadelphia Eagles/Getty Images) /
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Should the Raiders pursue DeSean Jackson? Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Should the Raiders pursue DeSean Jackson? Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /

If you were an Oakland Raiders fan on Twitter in the 2014 offseason, you knew about the national movement that Raider Nation had trying to get Eagles wideout DeSean Jackson to sign with the team.  If you were sending a tweet, even if it didn’t have anything to do with Raiders football, you still ended with the hashtag #DJaxToOakland.

It ultimately didn’t work, as he signed with the Washington Football Team that offseason for three years and $24 million, and it wasn’t even clear if Jackson had any interest in the Silver and Black, or if the front office at the time had any interest in him.

But as many players have had before, Jackson was photographed in Raiders gear and being a legitimate deep threat in those days, of course, Raiders fans were salivating to add him to the roster.

In those three seasons in Washington, Jackson had 142 receptions for 2600+ yards and 14 touchdowns and was never the game-changing wide receiver they were hoping he would be.  It is now the year 2021, and DeSean Jackson is once again slated to be a free agent, so could Raider Nation once again unite and actually bring their guy to the team with a new hashtag DJaxToVegas?

With Nelson Agholor officially rehabbing his career with the Raiders, it could price him out of being an option for the Raiders?  And if so, should the Raiders pursue Jackson to replace Agholor, and once again turn around the career of another Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver?

Agholor came over from the Eagles this past offseason to much skepticism from Raiders fans, but that was a move that worked out, as he had a really good season with over 800 yards and eight touchdowns. In fact, he had such a good year that with the Raiders needing to make some tough choices to open up more salary-cap, they may get outbid by a team like the Jacksonville Jaguars or the New York Jets, two rebuilding teams in need of veteran leadership,

So we pose the question, D-Jax to Vegas to replace him?