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DeSean Jackson would make Jets a play-off team

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New York Jets are desperate to make the play-offs again after three barren seasons in the NFL, and their next move of a busy off-season could be to acquire Philadelphia Eagles wide-receiver DeSean Jackson

The Jets have set their stall out this off-season with the intention of acquiring top quality talent through the free agency market, which has seen the AFC East side be one of the most aggressive players. 

Head coach Rex Ryan has had five years at the helm in the Big Apple now, and despite a promising first two seasons in which the team played in back to back Championship Games, since then they have failed to record a winning season.

A new contract for Ryan means that the Jets management have faith in his abilities as a coach, and the backing the franchise is giving him through free agency is a testament a new found positive outlook. 

The free agent signing of Michael Vick at the weekend was the first step in the direction of a new dawn for the Jets. 

Some people say this move will stunt the growth of current starting quarterback Geno Smith, but it's likely to actually provide the Jets with a great teacher for Smith, and a genuine competitor for the starting berth. 

Gang Green have brought on board some other talent to help whoever starts at QB, with wide-receiver Eric Decker plugging the gap of the departed Santonio Holmes.

The Jets desperately need to add another wide-out to their roster though, and owner Woody Johnson admitted Monday that his team are looking at Jackson amongst others.

The Jets are "looking at a number of players, including DeSean," Johnson revealed.

"We're always interested in talent. [The team] would look to bring in the receiver "at a price we can afford or we feel is appropriate" and "if he fits into the culture of our locker room," per Rapoport.

If the play-offs is what the Jets are searching for then the signature of Jackson would get it. The Eagles wide-out is one of the premier receivers in the NFL, and he has a previous working relationship with Vick.

Vick's best season as a passer came when his link-up with Jackson was at it's best in Philadelphia.

In 2010, Vick had a passer rating of 100.2 as the Eagles made the play-offs, and in the same season Jackson had 1056 yards receiving, with a career high of 22.5 yards per reception.

These career highs were down to Vick and Jackson's ability to combine for the Eagles on big-plays, something which the Jets have been lacking tremendously.

As a result of bringing in Jackson, the Jets would have an offense that could compete with the best teams in the AFC, and a play-off spot at the end of the 2014 season would be a certainty.



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