Washington Redskins wide receiver Desean Jackson didn’t play for vey long but he played long enough to give the impression that he will have a tremendous impact on the Redskins offense. Jackson who was unceremoniously cut during the offseason by the Philadelphia Eagles was acquired by the Redskins almost immediately after he was released.In his preseason debut Jackson had two catches in his debut for 34 yards. The respect that the Browns defense gave Jackson’s speed seemed to not only open things up for Jackson himself but also other receivers. Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was able to find Jackson open on a deep out for 23 yards and later found him on a quick out for 11 yards.
On the quick out Jackson was able to use his quickness to get a first down as he made a quick move and sprinted past the defender before going out-of-bounds. We didn’t see Jackson go deep but we did see RGIII hit Andre Roberts on 49 yard bomb. And the success of the deep passing game on offense will be helped along by all of the talent the Redskins have.
But Redskins fans have been waiting all offseason to catch a glimpse of the explosive Jackson in the preseason. And what they saw against the Browns has to give them a good feeling about the regular season, and Redskins head coach Jay Gruden also had to like what he saw Jackson do for his offense in short amount of time as well.