The Buffalo Bills announced today that they have signed free agent wide receiver Chad Jackson. The reality is that this is Jackson’s last chance at becoming an elite wide receiver.
Jackson was taken in the second round of the 2006 National Football League Draft by the New England Patriots. However, Jackson lasted only two years there.
Jackson was then signed by the Denver Broncos, but he only lasted four games there.
Jackson has the speed and size combination that many teams are looking for in running a 4.32 40 yard dash for the Bills and is 6’1″ and is 218 pounds. However, for a wide receiver it is not all about physical tools.
As Bills wide receiver Lee Evans has stated in the past there is a lot to being an elite wide receiver in the National Football League. For example, elite cornerbacks read a wide receiver’s body language for indicators on what route the receiver is running. If the receiver doesn’t pay attention to this he will tip off his route before he has even made his break.
In the end, the battle for the number two wide receiver position should be interesting at training camp and should yield some nice catches during training camp.