By Martha Sullivan

Ex-Eagle WR DeSean Jackson signed a three-year deal with the Buccaneers worth up to $33.5 million, and offensive coordinator Todd Monken expects a return on that investment:

“I’ve told him that, ‘We have paid you a hell of a lot of money to be a damn good player,’” Monken said, via the Tampa Bay Times. “We’re not paying you a lot of money, this is a contract where we’re paying you for what you’ve done for us … we’re not paying like [Derek] Jeter the last three years … we don’t have any old street cred that we’re paying you. No. We need you to be a great player now. Okay? That’s why we gave you the money. You came here because of the money. Don’t give me all that bull about you came here because of the weather and Jameis. No. You came here because we paid you the most. You need to play like that. He gets that. He’s smart enough to understand that.”