The Facts: Returning home to Los Angeles was an obvious narrative to survey once it was learned Jackson was signing with the Rams, but reuniting with HC Sean McVay superseded any preferences for the veteran wideout. "There were other options out there. I could have went to other teams, other places. But my focus was really reuniting with Sean McVay," Jackson said on Friday. "Talking to McVay once I was a free agent and really just kind of having those open conversations, talking about the possibilities, it was something that was intriguing for me. So, I think that overweighs everything."
Diehards Line:Jackson, who agreed to a one-year deal with the Rams this week, is hoped to become the vertical threat the team sought this offseason. Alongside Cooper Kupp?, Robert Woods and Van Jefferson?, Jackson rounds out a versatile receiving corps for new quarterback Matthew Stafford, who is the centerpiece of the Rams' transformative offseason. "For me, I couldn't ask for a better situation to have a quarterback," said Jackson. "That dude, man, he's a beast. His arm is out the world. So, I'm excited too -- I'm going to say, 'I'm going to run far, you just throw it far' and hopefully we can beat everybody (laughs). ..." McVay was Jackson's offensive coordinator for three seasons in Washington from 2014-2016. Jackson eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark in two of those three years and had 142 receptions for 2,702 yards and 14 touchdowns in 39 total games for Washington.