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DeSean Jackson changes agents

Once thought of as a potential top-15 pick in the NFL Draft, DeSean Jackson’s stock slipped in 2008 because of his size and potentially “character” concerns.

The Eagles got an outstanding value by taking him with the No. 49 overall pick, and it looks like Jackson is already thinking about his next contract.

ESPN 950 in Philadelphia reports that Jackson has fired DeBartolo Sports as his agent.  He reportedly intends to sign with Drew Rosenhaus. 

Jackson may already be one of the elite big play threats in the league, but he’s under contract for 2010 and 2011 for just over $1 million combined.  The Eagles have signed players on rookie contracts very quickly before — like Sheldon Brown and Lito Sheppard — but those deals were team-friendly long term contracts and eventually upset both players.

If Jackson wants to be paid now for his production without giving some long-term earning potential, he’ll probably have to wait until he gets closer to free agency, like everyone else.

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18 Responses to “DeSean Jackson changes agents”
  1. ch19079 says: Nov 11, 2009 12:51 PM

    New agent means he wants a new contract. I cant blame him since, with the exception of TO a while back, he is probubly the best WR the Eagles have had in decades.

  2. Sourdough says: Nov 11, 2009 12:56 PM

    Good to see DeSean is thinking about his contract, which expires in 2011, rather than his game this Sunday.

  3. pwoeckener says: Nov 11, 2009 12:58 PM

    UUGGH!!! Rosenhaus! DeSean is obviously not very bright!

  4. Rickah99 says: Nov 11, 2009 1:02 PM

    Next question!

  5. Outsyder says: Nov 11, 2009 1:02 PM

    No person from the 2008 draft class can re-negotiate a contract until after the 2009 season.
    So this is a moot point until after February.

  6. gnop05 says: Nov 11, 2009 1:06 PM

    Jackson,
    Have a few more big games before you have Drew go crazy with Lurie/Banner/Reid. After all, you signed the initial contract.

  7. DildoBaggins says: Nov 11, 2009 1:08 PM

    I’d say quite the contrary that DeSean isn’t very bright for doing this – Rosenhaus gets people paid….

  8. Levito says: Nov 11, 2009 1:14 PM

    DeSean’s not smart enough to not fall into that trap. He’ll be another pissed of Eagles player in 3 years.

  9. mooremi9 says: Nov 11, 2009 1:15 PM

    I gots to get Paid!

  10. mooremi9 says: Nov 11, 2009 1:16 PM

    I gots to feed my family!

  11. Living_Legend says: Nov 11, 2009 2:16 PM

    I knew you guys were idiots, but this takes the cake. If anyone believes that a team contract is the only use for an agent then you as Florio is are mentally challenged. Appearances, commercials and branding yourself, I guess have nothing to do with it.

  12. EaglesFreak89 says: Nov 11, 2009 2:42 PM

    He’ll get paid. The Eagles at one point in time as we all know were crying out for a #1 receiver. We now have the best NFL receivers in the league with DeSean Jackson & Jeremy Maclin (*best in there age group).

  13. nasheagles says: Nov 11, 2009 2:55 PM

    He’s already got McCoy and others…Eagles would love to get him to an extended contract now… as for Brown and Sheppard… you were paid silly money for a second year player… if you sign for 7 years and not 4-5 its on you..thats what has allowed the Eagles to be the leader in Cap strategy in the NFL.

  14. Jim Naizeeum says: Nov 11, 2009 3:44 PM

    Living_Legend says:
    “If anyone believes that a team contract is the only use for an agent then you as Florio is are mentally challenged. Appearances, commercials and branding yourself, I guess have nothing to do with it.”
    T.O. had less endorsments after signing with Rosenhaus…WAY less.

  15. sultanofslot says: Nov 11, 2009 4:29 PM

    The Eagles have worked with Rosenhaus for years; the T.O. situation didn’t damage their relationship with him. Seeing that DeSean, unlike T.O., is on his rookie deal, they’ll get something worked out.

  16. SmackMyVickUp says: Nov 12, 2009 1:02 AM

    Love seeing him drop the ground and curl up into the fetal position whenever a linebacker comes close to him.
    Not a #1 receiver, just a special teams player/deep threat.

  17. jm0205 says: Nov 12, 2009 5:28 AM

    @EaglesFreak89 said.. best NFL receivers in the league with DeSean Jackson & Jeremy Maclin (*best in there age group).
    I’d take Santonio Holmes(4th year, Super Bowl MVP, 590yds/1td) and Mike Wallace(Rookie, 437 yds/3td) over DeSean Jackson(2nd year, 530yds/4td) and Jeremy Maclin(Rookie, 337yds/3td.) Though it is close

  18. ocelots138 says: Nov 12, 2009 2:44 PM

    # SmackMyVickUp says: November 12, 2009 1:02 AM
    Love seeing him drop the ground and curl up into the fetal position whenever a linebacker comes close to him.
    Not a #1 receiver, just a special teams player/deep threat.
    ————
    Yeah, he’s no Miles Austin, AMITRITE!?
    Once that flash in the pan sizzles, you’ll be right back to where you were in September. Trash Heap.

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