Found March 14, 2012 on
Philly Sports Muse:
Who expected it to happen so soon? The Eagles removed DeSean Jackson’s franchise tag and gave the wideout a 5-year $47.5 million contract. The deal has $15 million in fully guaranteed money.
Per Talking 215 Sports,
Jackson is now scheduled to get a $10 million signing bonus combined with a base salary of $750,000 as well as a workout bonus of $250,000 in 2012. In 2013 Jackson’s base salary will skyrocket to $6.7 million with $4 million of that being guaranteed. Florio also reports that Jackson’s new contract will be loaded with escalators which brings the total net value of his contract worth up to $51 million.
Head coach Andy Reid had the usual kind words issued when new contracts are announced (I’m sure that they are heartfelt, but there have just been a lot of these in the fast few days….)
“We are thrilled to be able to keep one of the NFL’s top playmakers in Philadelphia. DeSean is a game breaker, he has the speed and ability to score from anywhere on the field, and he has prov...
BEST OF MAXIM
Thanks to DeSean Jackson’s shiny new $47 – $51 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, he’s going to be a bird for the next five seasons. So, in celebration, I’ve decided to pay a quick tribute, gif-style, to the explosive little man from the left coast.
But first, I just wanted to give my official stamp-of-approval for this move. It was a good decision by Andy...
BAD IDEA BRAVADO
Speaking after signing his five-year, $51 million deal Wednesday, the Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson went out of his way to assure a Super Bowl berth for the team, adding, "The sky's the limit."
The National Football League did not provide official cap numbers to teams until Sunday evening. This meant that the 21 players around the league who received the franchise tag and their organizations were at a standstill without official numbers upon which to issue the tenders, including the Eagles and Pro Bowl receiver DeSean Jackson.
That situation changed with the release of...
The Eagles announced that they have released Jamaal Jackson. Jackson was the team's longest tenured player, and started 77 games (including playoffs).
Jackson took to Twitter to voice his appreciation to the fans: "I want to thank the fans for their everlasting support of me and my family during my tenure here. I wish you all & the eagles the very best!"
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson finally got his big payday - even if it came one year later.
The Eagles signed the Jackson to a five-year, $51 million contract Wednesday in a surprising move after Jackson sulked through much of last season.
"We are thrilled to be able to keep one of the NFL's top playmakers in Philadelphia," Andy Reid said in a news...
Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that DeSean Jackson has signed a five-year, $51 million dollar contract (15m guaranteed). This comes a few days after DeSean mentioned that he did not mind playing under the franchise tag. The question now will be, does he deserve it? It is possible this deal is being used to [...]
DeSean Jackson became a malcontent with the Eagles last season because he was upset about being underpaid, but that apparently did not deter the team from rewarding him. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Jackson has signed a five-year $51 million contract to remain with the Eagles.
DeSean has elite game-changing ability, but he has serious character concerns. He was deactivated...
The Philadelphia Eagles signed franchised wide receiver DeSean Jackson to a 5-year deal on Wednesday, and as expected, the over-reaction was wide spread as to what it might mean to Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent Mike Wallace. The contract numbers are already out per Pro Football Talk and this is a classic example of why you have to judge a contract by the breakdown itself...
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Last year DeSean Jackson watched how the organization issued major deals to other players, guaranteeing millions of dollars to individuals to make the (dream) team better.
Quarterback Michael Vick signed a six-year, $100 million deal, guaranteeing nearly $40 million; defensive end Jason Babin agreed to a five-year, $28 million contract which guaranteed nearly...
David Malandra Jr. — The Philadelphia Eagles Announced Wednesday that they Signed WR DeSean Jackson to New 5 Year Contract worth $51 Million through 2016.
Below is a Breakdown of the new Contract:
In 2012, Jackson gets $10 million to sign, along with a $750,000 base salary and a $250,000 workout bonus.
In 2013, Jackson receives a $6.75 million base salary, $4 million of which...
The Eagles have agreed to terms with their 25 year old playmaker, DeSean Jackson on Wednesday. According to NFL Insider Adam Schefter, Jackson's five year deal is worth $48.5 million including $15 million guaranteed. Not sure how Eagles fans are going to react to this, the numbers seem a little bloated for the type of
The Philadelphia Eagles removed the franchise tag on DeSean Jackson Wednesday, signing him to a five-year, $48.5 million extension according to NFL sources. It was about $300,000 per year more than he would have earned as a franchise player, but no official statement has been made about guaranteed money.
Meanwhile, that tag remains on Drew Brees, who is obviously unhappy about its...