It seems there is absolutely no end in sight to the wonders of new Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson.
And, of course, we all know by know that Jackson led all pass catchers with more than 50 receptions last year with a 17.9-yard per catch average.
Well, now comes a new and equally startling revelation from the numbers crunchers at ProFootballFocus.com.
One of those crunchers, Scott Barrett, has discovered that since targets became a stat, few have done more with less than Jackson:
Since targets became a stat, there have been only 10 seasons where a WR reached 1K yards on 100 or fewer targets. Three were DeSean Jackson. pic.twitter.com/DbCeKbdPvw
— Scott Barrett (@ScottBarrettDFB) April 14, 2017
What do we mean? Well, as Barrett’s research reveals, Jackson is in a very rare category in this regard.
He is one of only a handful of players who have gained more than 1,000 yard receiving in a season while being targeted less than 100 times.
Not only that, but he’s done it three times, and it’s not like this is something Jackson did when he was a kid.
Two of Jackson’s three less-than-100 target-more-than-1,000-yard seasons have come in the last three years.
One of them, in fact, was last year, and what’s just as interesting is that no other player on this list has achieved this rarity more than once.
Again, this is just another example of what a powerful speed element Jackson is and what he can do for the Buccaneers.
It is also further proof that, in Jackson’s case at least, wonders never cease.