It's hard to believe it was just five days ago that DeSean Jackson was released by the Philadelphia Eagles. A lot has happened since then. The Raiders were considered the favorite to land him at one point and he had contacted the Raiders even before he had been released to express his interest in joining the team. Then the Raider Nation went all out to try and woo the Pro Bowl receiver with the #DJaxToOakland Twitter campaign. But in the end, it wasn't enough and he signed with the Redskins according to his agent, Denise White.
The Raiders had interest in signing Jackson but for whatever reason, he never even paid the team a visit. His first visit was Washington and that's where he stayed.
Jackson and the Raiders seemed like the perfect union. They needed a number one receiver, he is a number one receiver. He grew up a Raiders fan in Southern California and the Raiders had the money to pay him what he wanted. But as has long been the case for DeSean Jackson, he had other ideas.
Aside from the financial needs being met, he likely saw Washington as a place he could play his former team, the Eagles, twice a season and exert his revenge on the franchise that gave up on him due to what is looking like some pretty flimsy connections to gang members.
The Raiders and especially the Raider Nation made a strong push for him. Raiders fans certainly did all they could to send the message loud and clear to Jackson that he was wanted him in Oakland. That's all you can do. After that it's up to the player to decide what's best for himself. Moving on.