Quarterback Jameis Winston lobbied hard for the Buccaneers to sign wideout DeSean Jackson, saying before free agency, "I've met him before, and we want DeSean. You better believe we want DeSean here."

Now that Jackson calls Tampa home, the former Eagles and Redskins star made it clear how much he values his new signal-caller.

"He has a determination to be great," Jackson told ESPN on Thursday, per FloridaFootballInsiders.com. "It hasn't even been a month since I've been with the Buccaneers and we're going back and forth, texting, talking on the phone, and I can see how hungry he is.

"He wants to win. And not only win, but he wants to bring a championship to Tampa. I think those are the intangibles you want in any young quarterback, but he's a guy that doesn't just talk about that but has the work ethic, too. That's what makes the difference."

What makes Jackson such a promising signing for the Bucs boils down to fit. The pairing of the field-stretching pass catcher with All-Pro Mike Evans gives Tampa a custom-made passing game that should drive opposing cover men insane.