San Francisco 49ers are interested in signing prized free agent wide-receiver DeSean Jackson as the former Philadelphia Eagles man seeks a new team for the NFL 2014 season.
Jackson was released from the Eagles last week despite having a career year in 2013 for the NFC East side. There were some rumors that he might join NFC East rivals the Washington Redskins, but the 49ers have stated their interest as well.
The potential move would see Jackson hook up with Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin, not to mention the quality the 49ers already have with Vernon Davis at tight-end.
That quartet would act as arguably the best in the NFL, but it's understood that San Francisco are playing their cards close to their chest.
Even though the Redskins are the favorites to land his signature, NFL insider Adam Schefter says the 49ers are the team to watch out for.
"Redskins and DeSean Jackson still haven’t discussed contract. Team to watch: SF. 49ers have "real but guarded” interest in DJax, per source," Schefter explained.
Last season, Jackson gained 1,332 yards receiving in his best season in terms yardage, and the 27-year-old also tied his highest amount of TD's in the regular season with nine.