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DeSean Jackson wants $10M+ per year in new deal?

Posted on: September 9, 2011 8:42 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

DeSean Jackson held out from Eagles training camp for a reasonably long time, wanting a new contract from Philly before beginning to play. The Eagles have said they could, technically, give Jackson the money. But why haven't they?

But perhaps it's because the Eagles simply don't value DeSean the way, well, DeSean values DeSean. According to Tim McManus of Philadelphia Sports Daily, the talks between Philly and DeSean are at a "standstill" and that there will be no "surprise" contract for Jackson before kickoff on Sunday, as some folks believe.

That's primarily because Jackson and his agent Drew Rosenhaus are apparently seeking a five-year deal that falls somewhere between the contract the Jets gave Santonio Holmes (five years, $50 million) and the deal that Larry Fitzgerald recently signed with the Cardinals (eight years, $120 million).

The provides a pretty big range, given that Holmes is making $10 million a year and Fitzgerald is making $15 million a year -- McManus says that Rosenhaus wants a deal that is "much closer to Holmes money."

Still, that's a lot of cash for a guy who has some concerns about his size and ability to withstand punishment in the NFL. Which is probably why the Eagles want to hold off a bit longer on handing him a new paycheck.

With Vick's long-term future secured, the Eagles have the franchise tag available for Jackson in 2012, so they don't necessarily even need to worry about giving Jackson a new deal for another two years at minimum if they so choose.

That probably won't sit well with the wideout, but it's hard to imagine he's real happy with Joe Banner telling everyone that the Eagles could give Jackson an extension right now as it is right now anyway.

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Comments

Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: September 10, 2011 12:33 am
 

DeSean Jackson wants $10M+ per year in new deal?

He really needs to show he can stay healthy and to be consistent for another year.  Maclin had a better year actually last year. 



Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2011 12:00 am
 

DeSean Jackson wants $10M+ per year in new deal?

It's funny that the Eagles are throwing money around to obscure free agents who do very little to make their team better, but they're hesitant to pay a guy who's played beyond his lousy rookie contract. I will say as a Cowboys fan, I don't mind the Eagles' potential self-inflicted wounds by dragging out this thing with Jackson.
yes, they signed so many obscure, worthless free agents...LOL.  Funny, Jerry Jones wasn't thinking Asomugha was so obscure....and that Cullen Jenkins, who ever heard of him?  Granted, these guys are no Roy Williams, but I think they'll do just fine ROTFL



Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: September 9, 2011 11:59 pm
 

DeSean Jackson wants $10M+ per year in new deal?

Jackson deserves more than holmes, but not fitz money. I think what he is asking is not out of the question.



Since: Sep 17, 2006
Posted on: September 9, 2011 11:20 pm
 

DeSean Jackson wants $10M+ per year in new deal?

It's funny that the Eagles are throwing money around to obscure free agents who do very little to make their team better, but they're hesitant to pay a guy who's played beyond his lousy rookie contract. I will say as a Cowboys fan, I don't mind the Eagles' potential self-inflicted wounds by dragging out this thing with Jackson.



Since: Sep 9, 2011
Posted on: September 9, 2011 11:03 pm
 

DeSean Jackson wants $10M+ per year in new deal?

Hey boys! Calm down.  You don't even know what the Eagles have offered DeSean (if anything).  You measure DeSean not just on how he compares with to other wide receivers, but also on the unique value he brings to the Eagles.  The fact that they are using him as a punt returner and a wide receiver shows that the Eagles believe he is able to withstand hard hits (either that or they are intentionally trying to get him hurt).  Bottom line: Eagles better pay him, or he will not give 100% on either WR or punt returner role.  The effect will be that the field will not be stretched, and we will not prevail.  You gotta give to get. Give up the money to DeSean, and Get a super bowl win.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: September 9, 2011 10:26 pm
 

DeSean Jackson wants $10M+ per year in new deal?

oh, I forgot the slimeball agents too



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: September 9, 2011 10:24 pm
 

DeSean Jackson wants $10M+ per year in new deal?

this is what will bring an end to pro sports:  greedy, self-absorbed morons



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: September 9, 2011 10:05 pm
 

DeSean Jackson wants $10M+ per year in new deal?

Fulfill a full season, sans injuries, and let's talk.



Since: Jul 17, 2011
Posted on: September 9, 2011 9:59 pm
 

DeSean Jackson wants $10M+ per year in new deal?

he better bring a superbowl home this year if he wants 10 mil plus



Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: September 9, 2011 9:56 pm
 

DeSean Jackson wants $10M+ per year in new deal?

No way in hell Eagles give him 10 a year. 


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