Chiefs defensive end Tyson Jackson is on his way to training camp, and he’ll be a very rich man when he arrives.
Nick Wright of KCSP radio in Kansas City has alerted PFT that Jackson’s deal is for five years and $57 million, with $31 million guaranteed. Jackson was the third overall pick in April’s draft.
Agents of other rookie holdouts, especially Seahawks linebacker Aaron Curry, will be examining all the particulars of Jackson’s deal closely.
If the figures hold up, Jackson will receive only $2 million less in guarantees than number two pick, Rams T Jason Smith.
Last year’s third pick, Matt Ryan, received $34.75 million guaranteed on a $66 million contract, receiving the usual quarterback premium.
It’s not a huge surprise Jackson missed so much of training camp. The third overall pick has been a difficult spot in rookie negotiations dating back to Larry Fitzgerald, Braylon Edwards, and Vince Young.
It’s unclear when Jackson will begin practicing, but Wright reports that Jackson began his journey to training camp early Friday morning.