DeSean Jackson’s record label must be struggling to tread water worse than “Sexual Chocolate” Mark Henry in a 10 foot pool of pudding, because just two years after signing a $48.5 million dollar extension he already wants a new deal. I’m not even going to get into how infuriating this is coming the day after we suffered a demoralizing loss to end our season (even though I kind of just did).
He is currently the 8th highest among receivers in average contract dollars per year. Maybe he missed the fact that he’s getting guaranteed double of what Wes Welker is bringing in on his contract and still more than Brandon Marshall.
My initial reaction was that of telling him to go fly a kite. However, I decided to take more of a peak at his contract. He has the potential to earn $10.25 million this upcoming year, but only $750,000 of that is guaranteed. Pretty much spells T-Rex arms for any pass over the middle.
“I definitely feel it’s something deserving,” Jackson said. Yes, DeSean had an exceptional year. Yes, I would be scared going into a season only getting that much in guaranteed money when I’m five foot nothin’, 100 and nothin’ going up against the best football players in the land.
If you’re the Eagles, you can absolutely not give him any additional money. However, if it can benefit the Eagles cap room situation to give him more guaranteed money so he doesn’t do the following then by all means do:
1. Hold out
2. Play scared/play to not get hurt
3. Come down with Bynum-itis and miss a bunch of games
If getting him that extra guaranteed money saves us cap room to sign other young talent and keeps him happy and producing then by all mean follow Teddy KGB’s advice and…