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 prove...