Outside fixes for the New York Giants third receiver in 2017

Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Once one of the great outside receiving threats of his era, Vincent Jackson hasn’t played a full 16 game regular season since 2014.

Yet, that shouldn’t stop the Giants from at least looking into the 33-year-old pass catcher.

The three-time Pro Bowler has landed on injured reserve in each of the last two seasons, posting just 15 catches for 175 yards in 2016 before being lost for the year in Week 5.

Nevertheless, when Jackson can stay on the field he has been an absolute force. He posted 70 catches for 1,002 yards and two touchdowns back in 2014 and has recorded over 1,000 yards in every season in which he has played all 16 games (six times) since 2008.

A team captain with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, adding a guy like Jackson to the Giants’ locker room would only be a positive thing.

Unfortunately, with the obvious questions about his age and health, the Giants may not be able to afford the making the $5.5-6 million annual gamble it would take to get Jackson.

Though with his career winding down, maybe Jackson would rather chase one last shot at a ring than cash in on a big contract.

Perhaps he would be willing to take down his price tag into the $4-5 million range if the Giants can prove they are legitimate Super Bowl contenders in the upcoming postseason.