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Philadelphia Eagles parted ways with NFL star wide-receiver DeSean Jackson Friday in a move that has rocked the league, but where will his destination be?

Now at of the time of writing this, the teams that he had been linked with him include both New York Jets and rivals tenants the Giants.

Carolina Panthers are also looking to replace Steve Smith after his departure, so you can expect their name to be thrown around somewhat. 

The first teams to be linked were there San Francisco 49ers and the New England Patriots, and it's understood those teams are still interested, and so are the Oakland Raiders. 

But what is the best fit for Jackson and which team would benefit the most from having him on board? 

One team that definitely wants another standout receiver is the Jets. Whether or not they get another key wide-out after they made the quality acquisition of Eric Decker remains to be seen. 

Even if they did it wouldn't work out for either Jackson or the Jets. For all of their talk in the off-season, the signing of Decker only masks the problems that continue to derail them. 

Geno Smith is not the answer for them at quarterback, and although the addition of Jackson would give them an excellent receiving corp, the lack of QB quality would diminish any chance of greatness.

Arguably the best fit for Jackson would be the 49ers as he would act as an excellent starting receiver alongside Michael Crabtree that would allow Anquan Boldin to manage himself over the course of the season.

However, the likeliness of him signing for San Francisco may be slim because of the massive salary he is likely to demand. 

This would then open up the chance of Oakland Raiders landing him, with the team having plenty of cap space. 

But unless they make him an offer that blows him out of the water, the prospect of going to the Raiders is not the best, even if they do draft an excellent quarterback in May. 

The Patriots come in as a contender because of their need for a big-play receiver. This one would definitely work for both parties, but only if Jackson's crazy off the field situations don't raise their head

In terms of best like for like replacement, a move to the Panthers would see him replace Steve Smith in a deal that would be perfect for Carolina. 

For Jackson it could be good as well seen as Smith's stats in recent years have sparked up under the guidance of Cam Newton at quarterback. 

The Giants could be a great option since let go of Hakeem Nicks and are in serious need of a quality wide-out.

Even though they had a terrible season last year, Jackson would have a chance of a Super Bowl ring with the Giants if they can get anyway near the playoffs in the next few seasons.

Eli Manning is clutch in the post-season, and a tandem of Victor Cruz and Jackson could be devastating.

But the teams that would give Jackson the most production during his next contract will be the Pats and the Panthers, so we'll see what the 27-year-old decides. 

 

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Oakland Raiders
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New York Jets
New England Patriots
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