The 32-years-old reportedly wants to leave Tampa Bay and even requested a trade during the regular-season.
Buccaneers new coach Bruce Arians has confirmed his vision for Tampa Bay will be built around quarterback Jameis Winston and that might be the deciding factor for Jackson regarding his future.
The wide receiver, who is in his 11th season in NFL, performed better with Ryan Fitzpatrick leading the team than with Winston calling the plays.
Jackson, who still has one year remaining on his deal with the Buccaneers, finished the season with 41 receptions for 774 yards and four touchdowns, he averaged 18.9 yards per catch.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Arians wants to re-recruit Jackson back to Tampa Bay, but the 5’10” wideout is owed $10million (£7.76m) for next season.
Another factor to consider is that if the Buccaneers do decide to cut him they wouldn’t incur a cap penalty.
And NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo can’t see Jackson staying in Florida.
“Bruce Arians is going to try and recruit DeShaun Jackson to come back to Tampa Bay,” Garafolo said.
“Bruce you got your work cut out for you buddy.
“I believe this is going to be the number two wide receiver story line with DeShaun Jackson.
“I don’t think it’s about a coaching staff thing.”
Steve Smith Sr, who was speaking on Good Morning Football Weekend, believes there is an issue with Winston at quarterback.
“There is a significant difference in DeShaun Jackson’s numbers, when James Winston is playing,” Smith said.
“Bruce Arians is a fantastic offensive minded coach, but you cannot squeeze apple juice out of that lemon.
“It just ain’t happening, it ain’t happening.
“DeShaun is gone.”
Jackson was asked by TMZ if he had spoken to Arians about his place on the roster and the veteran confirmed he hadn’t.
“That’s what I got an agent for, bro,” Jackson said.
“I don’t know, I just go play, bro. That’s all I worry about.”