VJax To Miss “Several Games”

December 14th, 2015
Bucs WR Vincent Jackson likely done for season.

Bucs WR Vincent Jackson likely done for season.

It sure smells like the 2015 season has come to an end for Bucs wide receiver Vincent Jackson.

That’s the word from uber-NFL insider Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Per Rapoport, Jackson suffered an MCL sprain yesterday in the loss to the Saints. As a result, he is to miss “several games.

The implication is that unless the Bucs make the playoffs (fat chance now), Jackson is done for the year.

Color Joe depressed.

Will Jackson return in 2016? Joe spelled out that situation earlier today. Jackson has just 33 catches this year, his lowest total since 2010, when he played five games with the Chargers that year.

27 Responses to “VJax To Miss “Several Games””

  1. cmurda Says:

    That’s rough. It seems our offense goes as V jax goes. Without him, our offense has looked very flat.

  2. Supersam Says:

    Jackson may have played his last down as a buc

  3. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Huge loss for Winston and the Bucs. Regardless of VJax contract situation the Bucs need to add a good wideout either through FA or the draft.

  4. Defense Rules Says:

    Huge loss for this year, but VJax will be back next year. Bucs need his maturity in the WR room big time. Hopefully Louis Murphy makes it back with him.

  5. LargoBuc Says:

    Jameis and Koetter face a huge test to end the season…lead a productive offense with Dye, Sheppard and Humpheries. These last three games could say alot.

  6. destro44 Says:

    This may actually be a good thing. Lets face afrer this week’s loss the playoffs are a dream at best, but if Dye or Shepard or Humphries or some joker off the street can develop some chemistry with Jameis it could help for next season’s depth.

  7. Getaclue Says:

    Need to get brate more involved, he is the only one left with reliable hands

  8. Tom Edrington Says:

    Several games? There are only several games left.

  9. tnew Says:

    this is a Killer. He was a big difference when on the field and in the locker room. I can’t see automatically picking up his option. At 12+ mil against the cap, that’s just way too rich, but I wouldn’t settle for less without being cut if I were him. Alshon Jeffrey is the best option and might be a better target if we wanted to drop that kind of money. Or if you wanted a flyer, could Josh Gordon have learned his lesson??? Imagine that talent with Jameis. There is Percy Harvin but he’s as much of a flyer as Gordon. Drafting wide receivers has never been easy for the bucs either.

    We need someone tho.

  10. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Winston hardly ever passed to him anyway.

  11. BucAllTheHaters Says:

    If we do let Jackson go I would like for us to try to get Alshon Jeffrey!!

  12. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    My guess is that we keep Vjax…..It just isn’t the Bucs style to let a player like that go…..I believe he is well respected and liked by everyone….a community and team standout.
    I actually think he as a couple of years of productivity left….not necessarily as a number one. That’s why I’d like to see the Bucs offer him a two year guaranteed money contract for $12-13 mil……he is set to make almost $10 but that isn’t guaranteed….I think he might accept something along those lines.

    As for picking up a WR….I’d rather do it via FA or a trade….I just don’t trust WR draft picks as much as some other positions.

  13. Johnny "America's Commenter" Dejay Says:

    I suppose this means we’ll see MORE of Mike Evans? Yikes. I’m not sure how much more of his act I can stomach.

  14. Elle Says:

    Well, the season is pretty much over anyway. Still have to finish strong, though, make no mistakes. A win against the Aints yesterday would have made V-JAX absence more significant. As it is, I see the situation as a good excuse to evaluate other receivers and the team in general. The way I see it, a team can win in the NFL in two fashions. First one, you have a great offense that can score at least 24 points every game without too many problems, and a serviceable defense that won’t lose game with stupid penalties and mistakes. The other method is the opposite, you have a great defense that not only can shut down anybody, but could also put up some points and help a serviceable offense—this is how the Bucs won their only Lombardi so far. As of right now, the Bucs have an average offense and an average defense. For this reason, we won’t sneak into the playoff this year. However, some of the pieces are in place to build a great offense. Therefore, I say continue to build up the offense and make it great, while improving the defense to the aforementioned “serviceable” status.

  15. Dave Says:

    Damn I’m more and more glad I could not see the game. Was down in the keys doing a half marathon with a girlfriend.

  16. Waterboy Says:

    I feel sorry for Winston this week he’s going to get roughed up pretty good by Robert Quinn, Aaron Donald and Chris Long while waiting on those guys to get open. I’d rather see them bring back Mike Williams or old man Reggie Wayne for a few games rather than sticking with Humphries, Dye and Shepherd.

  17. mac Says:

    I wonder how much Brandon Marshall will want next year? He is younger, faster and has better hands…

  18. Buc1987 Says:

    I’m with Elle.

  19. lurker Says:

    who wants crab legs after a loss?

    via yahoosports

  20. unbelievable Says:

    Time to call up Ranel Hall and see if he can make the catches that dye could not.

  21. Dave Says:


    You are correct in the ways to win. The Bucs,however, are in the verge of both being damn good.
    The offense has O-Line, TE’s, QB, and RB’s. They just need more WR’s

    The defense needs DEs and DBs and probably a little more LB depth.
    No doubt in my mind they draft DE and CB first too rounds. They’ll probably grab one of each in FA too, along with another WR and draft one in round 3/4.

    Some of that depends on Humphries development and how well Murphy comes back.

  22. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Sad to hear. And I knew that damn low hit on him would be trouble. Sucks.

    We need Jackson back next year. We can’t be stuck with Evans and some middle round rookie, or average veteran free agent acquisition. We need Jackson, Evans, and that mid round rookie, and that average veteran free agent. ALL HANDS ON DECK!

    If we lose Jackson, we lose not only our most reliable WR, but the leader of the WR room. We really can’t go with Evans being the mentor of our WR group. He just isn’t ready for that.

    We need 4 wr’s that can play any down. We currently have 2. Lose Jackson and we are down to 1. The math doesn’t make sense. We won’t be able to replace Jackson with late round rookies or in free agency. Players like him don’t come around often. We can’t add 3 new wr’s and expect to have good chemistry on offense. That doesn’t happen.

    Keep Jackson for at least 1 more year. The WR group needs Jackson in that room. Same goes for Mankins. We can’t afford to let the leaders of this team walk away. Dominik made that mistake letting brooks walk. And the team has been in rebuild mode ever since.

  23. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Man Mike Williams, whatever happened to that guy? Made some circus catches that rivaled OBJ, got stabbed in the leg, traded, and then poof, gone.

  24. Jimmy Says:

    I re-watched the game last night and the hit by the Saints defender is dirty as can be. He aims at the knees of a defenseless receiver instead of going higher. Sadly I wouldn’t be surprised if it was career ending… Good luck VJ!

  25. godzilla13 Says:

    Licht and Lovie are not going to bring back Mike Williams, old man Reggie Wayne or even Terrell Owens. You would think Ranel Hall would be an option? With V-Jax out feed Doug Martin. I bet if we simply ran the ball like 80% of the time this team, throw in a few bombs to keep them honest, would win out? What if? What if we win out and the Vikings lose to the Bears and Packers and we make the playoffs without V-Jax?? Anyone have Terrell’s number?

  26. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    You guys give up far too easily.

    The season isn’t over. Four games left.

    We were never going to make the playoffs. Anyone that thought so was delusional. And even if we did, big deal. This team isn’t developed enough to go past the wild card round anyway, so making the playoffs would only have accomplished getting us a later pick for our defensive draft class.

    Finishing strong hardly matters as a team this year. It’s the individual players we want to finish strong so we can separate the wheat from the chaff. Finishing strong WOULD give fans and players confidence, but really, when the season started everyone here would have been happy with .500, right? So don’t be hypocrites.

  27. No better way to say it Says:

    There will be a healthy dose of runs against the Rams.. That is if the defense can stop them from going up multiple scores early.