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DeSean Jackson wants a new deal

When Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson hired agent Drew Rosenhaus during the 2009 season, everyone knew it was coming.

And here it is.

Derrick Gunn of CSNPhilly.com reports that Rosenhaus plans to approach the team regarding a new contract for Jackson, who just completed his second NFL season.

For Eagles fans, the news surely brings back bad memories of 2005, when Rosenhaus tried on behalf of Terrell Owens to get the team to rip up a one-year-old deal. 

So what happened?  Next question.

But there’s a difference.  Jackson has become one of the best young wideouts in the game, and he’s a dangerous return specialist.  Also, he’s working under the terms of a slotted second-round contract.  Given the team’s past willingness to lock up certain players to long-term deals early in their careers as a hedge against them becoming future stars (e.g., Shawn Andrews), the Eagles should be willing to do the same thing for a young player who already has become a star.

Then there’s the reality that, once the salary cap goes away in March, plenty of guys still under contract will be looking for adjustments to contracts negotiated under the assumption that a spending limit always would be in place.

So, in other words, pay the man.

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59 Responses to “DeSean Jackson wants a new deal”
  1. phildo says: Jan 29, 2010 6:35 AM

    jeezus.. he hasn’t even mentioned in public, is waiting for the offseason to start, and is allowing his agent to do the talking
    and you compare him to T.O.
    racist

  2. bleedsoe9mm says: Jan 29, 2010 6:50 AM

    the owners opt out of the cba because they think the players are making too much , so the players decide its time for a raise . no chance this could get really ugly before the 2011 season ?

  3. DonTerrelli says: Jan 29, 2010 6:50 AM

    This would be unpossible at this point

  4. palmie21 says: Jan 29, 2010 7:07 AM

    Being an Eagles fan, I hope he get a new contract… that way he can buy dance lessons for those awful end zone celebrations!!

  5. LT2_3 says: Jan 29, 2010 7:14 AM

    Like I mentioned in the Manning/Brady thread, without a new CBA, owners aren’t going to be giving out new deals. If they hope to get their way and the reconstituted salary cap in 2011 is lower than it is currently, there is no way any team is committing to any new contracts until that is resolved and they know what they have to work with.

  6. virtualplague says: Jan 29, 2010 7:25 AM

    Pay him.

  7. AirlineGuy says: Jan 29, 2010 7:54 AM

    He did so well at the end of the season too. Dallas exposed how to cover him, and we got to see how much of a “sting they ass” diva he is when he doesn’t get his way.
    Eagle fans should get ready for even more of his BS. This is going to be tons of fun for Dallas fans to watch play out.

  8. CYGNUS X-1 says: Jan 29, 2010 8:01 AM

    I don’t suppose there will ever come a time when someone you know actualy honors a contract they signed will there?

  9. zeke777 says: Jan 29, 2010 8:08 AM

    “He did so well at the end of the season too. Dallas exposed how to cover him, and we got to see how much of a “sting they ass” diva he is when he doesn’t get his way.
    Eagle fans should get ready for even more of his BS. This is going to be tons of fun for Dallas fans to watch play out.”
    Hey, maybe if it all fails miserably and Jackson shows how much of a me-first douche he is, The Cowboys can swoop in, sign him, and wreck the already weak chemistry on their own team. Sound familiar?
    Two bad games and he’s “exposed”. I’m sure it didn’t have anything to do with how Dallas manhandled the Eagles’ O-Line and Philadelphia’s inability to establish a running game.
    Worry about your own off-season problems dude…you just got stuck with a Wade Phillips extension.

  10. Redpup says: Jan 29, 2010 8:10 AM

    He scored that big TD against Dallas that cut the lead to 20 with only a couple of minutes left. He came up big. AAAAAAGGGGGHHHHH.
    Pay the loser. We enjoy stinging his ass.

  11. Joe in Toronto, Canada says: Jan 29, 2010 8:17 AM

    phildo says: January 29, 2010 6:35 AM
    jeezus.. he hasn’t even mentioned in public, is waiting for the offseason to start, and is allowing his agent to do the talking
    and you compare him to T.O.
    racist
    ========================================
    “racist”?
    Buddy, the best thing you can do for yourself and your future is to drop that massive chip on your shoulder, and get on with your life.
    The man is holding you back, it’s you.

  12. afiresnake says: Jan 29, 2010 8:23 AM

    One question: One year from today, will Rosenhaus demand significantly more money than today? rosenhaus is probably going to ask for 8-10 Mio $ per year anyway. Now.
    A year from now, the Eagles get Jackson for one year essentially for free, plus knowlegde about where the league is headed regarding a new CBA. Plus he’ll probably play with Kolb, and that will probably hinder his production for the coming year.
    How much sense for the eagles will it make to renegotiate now? Zero.

  13. boysroll says: Jan 29, 2010 8:23 AM

    we exposed him bad. no nfl team should pay any player big $$$ until the cba is worked out.
    We all know weasel boy 4skin owner will break away from the owners strategy and probably sign many guys out there. Then when the CBA is agreed upon they will have to cut players etc. to get under the cap.
    Boys will win the nfc east for the next 5 yrs anyway. Anybody see the number of draft picks we have, young talent last yr coming off injuries and a couple of free agent signings. We are going to be stacked so look out. SB in Dallas TOO.
    HOW BOUT THOSE COWBOYS!!!!

  14. HarrisonHits says: Jan 29, 2010 8:27 AM

    The greed of these players while the economy is still in the toilet and so many people are suffering is absolutely sickening. The league is fast losing me between awful officiating, players that make the efforts they need to half the time and the greed of the other half and the owners.
    Screw em all.

  15. realityonetwo says: Jan 29, 2010 8:29 AM

    He’ll get what they give him, and he’ll like it. If not, hit the road.

  16. Rickah99 says: Jan 29, 2010 8:30 AM

    So Dallas has approx. 2 winning seasons worth noting over the last decade, get their FIRST playoff win in over 10yrs and NOW they’re talking??
    Mark Sanchez has MORE playoff wins that Rom-O-Choke…Rex Ryan has more playoff wins than Newly extended Doughboy Phillips.
    Yeah Dallas, your resume over the last 10 years is impressive indeed….NOT!!!

  17. trickbunny says: Jan 29, 2010 8:31 AM

    Go ahead. Pay DeSean Jackson. Pay Josh Cribbs.
    Then, sit back and enjoy it when *every* 2nd year player who exceeds expectations starts crying for a new contract.
    Someone in the NFL needs to put their foot down. There ought to be a standard clause in rookie contracts that says “You will honor this contract regardless of your performance and NOT ask for more money for a period of at least 3 years.”- something to that effect. Then they can verbally add something along the lines of, “If you don’t like it, work at McDonalds. There’s a million guys who would be happy to take your place.”
    When it was just Josh Cribbs, it was ok. But now you know Jackson is piping up *because* he sees that Cribbs may yet get what he wants. If the Eagles decide to placate Jackson, that’s it- it’s gonna be all hell breaking loose with 25 slightly-overperforming 1st or 2nd year athletes every wanting a new contract for 5 times the money each season.
    Tell Jackson to sit down, shut up, and be thankful he gets what he does to play a game while other men break their backs for a 1/20th of what he makes.

  18. Duan says: Jan 29, 2010 8:40 AM

    I am not saying he isn’t good – but @ 5’8″ – 170lbs. wet!? (they got him listed at 5’10”)
    That fella is one good hit away from a permanent retirement!
    I am sorry, but I wouldn’t put that much investment in a chihuahua, getting ready for a pit bull fight! lol!!!!!!!!!!!
    He took a shot this year and was out for a game and I thought, whoops – that is going to be an issue down the road!

  19. Hap says: Jan 29, 2010 8:48 AM

    DeSean is worth WHATEVER HE’S ASKING FOR !
    Jeff Loogie needs to come off the cake for Big Daddy DeSean.

  20. buckeyes3413 says: Jan 29, 2010 8:55 AM

    I think it’s time to socialize the NFL.
    Put all of the salaries for all team employees…players, coaches, equipment managers, cheerleaders, secretaries, etc… and split the total amount evenly between all participants. After all, players can’t perform as expected without the cheerleaders doing their thing, or the guy that runs out during timeouts to squirt gatorade in a player’s facemask!!
    It’s only fair. (Tongue is now removed from cheek)

  21. FlyEaglesFly says: Jan 29, 2010 8:57 AM

    I love how the Cowboys win 1 playoff game after a 13 year losing streak and their fans think they’re the best team in football. And it took a year in which they amazingly didn’t have any major injuries. You still have Wade Phillips as your coach. You still have Tony Romo as your QB. You still aren’t that good. And if you don’t believe me, ask the Vikings.

  22. ChopperDve says: Jan 29, 2010 9:07 AM

    @Trickbunny – I think you bring up a very good point about the owners putting their foot (feet?) down. Thing is, which owner will take that tremendous leap of faith first? You draft a young very talented player (Cribbs, Jackson) and they want more money. You refuse to pay them, then they hold out or demand a trade. It just seems like they could wind up somewhere else and “sting you”….and in the worst case scenario they sign as a free agent and you get nothing in return.

  23. Lombardi 6 says: Jan 29, 2010 9:18 AM

    Douchebag Wide Receiver#1786..

  24. tombrookshire says: Jan 29, 2010 9:27 AM

    Yup, pay the man is right. But Eagles executive Joe Banner plays hard ball, and is proudly boasts that he never overpays a player (the Andrews sisters notwithstanding). He let B. Dawk go because of money. He played hard ball with TO, of whom I am no fan, but he did outplay is contract and deserved a better contract. No. If those cheapos try to low ball this kid, there will some pissed off fans in Philly. The fans already don’t like the head coach, Banner, and the quarterback, for overstaying their welcome. Even the Phillies put a blemish on their fan-friendly image by trading Cliff Lee for a couple of prospects and turned their back on the possible greatest one-two pitching punch in the history of baseball. Why? Money. The other side of the coin is the Sixers. They spend like drunken sailors but can’t buy a win. So maybe in the end, the Eagles have figured something out, but you can’t afford to make Jackson unhappy. He has become the most important player on the team, which was once McNabb.

  25. Chicagojeff says: Jan 29, 2010 9:38 AM

    e exposed him bad. no nfl team should pay any player big $$$ until the cba is worked out.
    We all know weasel boy 4skin owner will break away from the owners strategy and probably sign many guys out there. Then when the CBA is agreed upon they will have to cut players etc. to get under the cap.
    Boys will win the nfc east for the next 5 yrs anyway. Anybody see the number of draft picks we have, young talent last yr coming off injuries and a couple of free agent signings. We are going to be stacked so look out. SB in Dallas TOO.
    HOW BOUT THOSE COWBOYS!!
    hahah maybe they’l give him roy williams money.. hows that workin out in big d??

  26. ShootahCowboy says: Jan 29, 2010 9:41 AM

    As much as I hate the Eagles, when it comes to evaluating their own talent and contracts, they are usually right on point.
    When they got rid of Bobby Taylor and Troy Vincent, everyone said they were nuts. You heard hardly anthing from Taylor or Vincent after they left Philly.
    It will be interesting to see how this plays out….

  27. Big J says: Jan 29, 2010 9:44 AM

    If players can whine and get a better contract when they play good, the team should be able to whine and redo their contracts to pay them less when they don’t.

  28. txtroutslayer says: Jan 29, 2010 9:45 AM

    # FlyEaglesFly says: January 29, 2010 8:57 AM
    I love how the Cowboys win 1 playoff game after a 13 year losing streak and their fans think they’re the best team in football. And it took a year in which they amazingly didn’t have any major injuries. You still have Wade Phillips as your coach. You still have Tony Romo as your QB. You still aren’t that good. And if you don’t believe me, ask the Vikings.
    ***********************************************
    #1 I think anyone on this board with half a brain would take Tony Romo over Mcscabb.
    #2 I think anyone on this board would also take Miles Austin over Desean “sting my ass” Jackson…he is bigger, taller, stronger…Miles is so much better with yards after the catch. Miles is also not a Premadonna smack talking idiot.
    #3. Let’s be honest Andy Reid is a great coach….awful father but a great coach….but Wade Phillips is a great coach too no matter what crap you want to talk.
    In conclusion: Talk all the shit you want philly fans….you know you wish you had the talent Dallas has….wait till next year bitches we will own you again. As far as Desean Jackson…..The Eagles will never pay him what he wants because they always screw their players on contracts, he picked the worst possible agent to try and negotiate a deal with and he will probably be a huge distraction next year at best, and at worst he will sit out. We will get to see him cry poverty about not making 10 million a year and how will he live on the 2 million he is getting now and how disrespected he feels and how it’s probably all racism….. Can’t wait……

  29. Krow says: Jan 29, 2010 9:46 AM

    Kind of the wrong team to pull this act.

  30. Daddy Mateo says: Jan 29, 2010 10:02 AM

    FlyEaglesFly….now I am not saying the Dallas Cowboys are anywhere close to being the best team in football, but if they are not that good and they beat the Eagles THREE times this past season, what does that say about the Eagles???
    Wade Phillips has proven to be a good coach and that is why his contract was extended (3 winning seasons and 2 Division Titles SHOULD get any coach extended). Not to mention that despite what most fans of teams in the NFC East think and say, Tony Romo is a pretty good QB – he has led his team to 4 winning seasons, 2 Division Titles 3 playoffs berths and a playoff win in 3.5 years – which isn’t a bad resume.

  31. Bill In DC says: Jan 29, 2010 10:02 AM

    # FlyEaglesFly says: January 29, 2010 8:57 AM
    ======================
    54-14.

  32. bitterbuffalo says: Jan 29, 2010 10:06 AM

    You got that right, Florio. PAY THIS MAN. Christ, Donovan McNabb is a hot commodity on the trade market because Jackson was hauling in huge catches that otherwise would have fallen short of Hank Baskett and Kevin Curtis.

  33. Reginald says: Jan 29, 2010 10:07 AM

    Since when is two manning a WR exposing him? Did any of you watch the analysis, did you not see how open he still got? Did you see how open he was when mcnubb overthrew him by 5 yards? Did ya did ya? Desean Jackson wasn’t exposed, learn to watch football plz. Mcnubb can’t throw a ball and his OL can’t protect him. Jackson will always get open. It’s funny Cowboys fans are still glued to the Eagles games like it matters anymore.

  34. Setobakura says: Jan 29, 2010 10:13 AM

    Come on guys, don’t screw this up a 2nd time.

  35. slipkid says: Jan 29, 2010 10:22 AM

    everyone will want a raise. precious few will get it.
    there will also be no floor. think about it.

  36. Quagmire says: Jan 29, 2010 10:26 AM

    boysroll says:
    “no nfl team should pay any player big $$$ until the cba is worked out.”
    Good luck with Miles Austin on that one.

  37. sully56sgobirds says: Jan 29, 2010 10:28 AM

    I am an eagles fan & i would not take Miles Austin over Deasean Jackson. Jackson is the best deep threat in the NFL and his punt returning was the best in the league this past year. Austin has been in the League 4 or 5 years now and has 1 good season, Jackson in his second season now showing and is showing he is an elite WR in this league.
    I would never put the words great coach and Wade phillips in the same sentence. As far as Mcnabb & Romo there are about 10 Qb’s i’d rather have then either one of them.

  38. AbeFreshly says: Jan 29, 2010 10:43 AM

    He gone sting they ass, nomesayin’?
    It is what it is…

  39. Panty Raider says: Jan 29, 2010 10:52 AM

    i wonder if the cowgirls fans know that their team lost in the playoffs, by the trash talk, youd think they were on their way to the super bowl. get over it, you guys finally won a game in december and one playoff game, one.

  40. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 29, 2010 10:53 AM

    “But there’s a difference. Jackson has become one of the best young wideouts in the game”
    The Cowboys think he’s way overrated.

  41. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 29, 2010 11:02 AM

    “Two bad games and he’s “exposed”.”
    Last four games against the Cowboys:
    2 for 46, 0 TDs
    2 for 29, 0 TDs
    3 for 47, 0 TDs
    3 for 14, 1 garbage time TD
    136 yards.
    Roy Williams has done better against “interception magnet” Asante Samuel and “shutdown presence” Sheldon Brown.

  42. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 29, 2010 11:06 AM

    “Since when is two manning a WR exposing him?”
    Didn’t you hear? The Cowboys were triple and quadruple covering him!
    Fact is the Cowboys didn’t always double him. They gave that look a lot because Checkdown McNabb will make that read before the snap and forget about Jackson.
    “Jackson will always get open.”
    Yeah but then, as you say, he’s got to get downfield before McNabb gets crushed, then McNabb has to hit him and THEN Jackson actually has to catch the ball.

  43. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 29, 2010 11:10 AM

    “I love how the Cowboys win 1 playoff game after a 13 year losing streak and their fans think they’re the best team in football.”
    Not the best team in football but the best team in the NFCE and WAY better than the 0-3gles.
    “And it took a year in which they amazingly didn’t have any major injuries. You still have Wade Phillips as your coach.”
    Ya, and you have Andy Reid, worst game manager in the NFL.
    “You still have Tony Romo as your QB.”
    And you still have McNabb. For now. Dumbest QB in the NFL. Didn’t know that games can end in ties, didn’t know you only get 3 timeouts per half. Nice “franchise” QB ya got there.
    “You still aren’t that good.”
    Good enough to beat the 0-3gles 4 out of the last 5 times they’ve played.
    “And if you don’t believe me, ask the Vikings.”
    The Vikings couldn’t even beat the Saints.

  44. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 29, 2010 11:11 AM

    “Worry about your own off-season problems dude…you just got stuck with a Wade Phillips extension.”
    Better than an Andy Reid extension.

  45. Wrathchild says: Jan 29, 2010 11:11 AM

    I can’t even believe someone would compare Miles Austin to DeSean Jackson. It’s so laughable that some dope brought that up.
    DS will get paid, no worries there. Under league rules, his rookie contract couldn’t be renegotiated until after his second year, so this isn’t unexpected considering his elite status.

  46. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 29, 2010 11:14 AM

    “#3. Let’s be honest Andy Reid is a great coach”
    Uhhhhh…. no. Let’s be real honest. He constantly mismanages games and it seems that he’d rather lose with his passing game than win with a more balanced attack.

  47. raw B says: Jan 29, 2010 11:25 AM

    DeSean Jackson wants a new deal
    Posted by Mike Florio on January 29, 2010 6:32 AM ET
    When Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson hired agent Drew Rosenhaus during the 2009 season, everyone knew it was coming.
    And here it is.
    Derrick Gunn of CSNPhilly.com reports that Rosenhaus plans to approach the team regarding a new contract for Jackson, who just completed his second NFL season.
    For Eagles fans, the news surely brings back bad memories of 2005, when Rosenhaus tried on behalf of Terrell Owens to get the team to rip up a one-year-old deal.
    So what happened? Next question.
    But there’s a difference. Jackson has become one of the best young wideouts in the game, and he’s a dangerous return specialist. Also, he’s working under the terms of a slotted second-round contract. Given the team’s past willingness to lock up certain players to long-term deals early in their careers as a hedge against them becoming future stars (e.g., Shawn Andrews), the Eagles should be willing to do the same thing for a young player who already has become a star.
    Then there’s the reality that, once the salary cap goes away in March, plenty of guys still under contract will be looking for adjustments to contracts negotiated under the assumption that a spending limit always would be in place.
    So, in other words, pay the man.
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    phildo says:
    January 29, 2010 6:35 AM
    jeezus.. he hasn’t even mentioned in public, is waiting for the offseason to start, and is allowing his agent to do the talking
    and you compare him to T.O.
    racist
    bleedsoe9mm says:
    January 29, 2010 6:50 AM
    the owners opt out of the cba because they think the players are making too much , so the players decide its time for a raise . no chance this could get really ugly before the 2011 season ?
    DonTerrelli says:
    January 29, 2010 6:50 AM
    This would be unpossible at this point
    palmie21 says:
    January 29, 2010 7:07 AM
    Being an Eagles fan, I hope he get a new contract… that way he can buy dance lessons for those awful end zone celebrations!!
    LT2_3 says:
    January 29, 2010 7:14 AM
    Like I mentioned in the Manning/Brady thread, without a new CBA, owners aren’t going to be giving out new deals. If they hope to get their way and the reconstituted salary cap in 2011 is lower than it is currently, there is no way any team is committing to any new contracts until that is resolved and they know what they have to work with.
    virtualplague says:
    January 29, 2010 7:25 AM
    Pay him.
    AirlineGuy says:
    January 29, 2010 7:54 AM
    He did so well at the end of the season too. Dallas exposed how to cover him, and we got to see how much of a “sting they ass” diva he is when he doesn’t get his way.
    Eagle fans should get ready for even more of his BS. This is going to be tons of fun for Dallas fans to watch play out.
    Id rather pay a dude who has been a beast from the gate then have to shell out hella cake for one year wonder Miles Austin (RFA I do belive this offseason.)
    Eagles will sign him up to a 4 year extension AND bring in another Big target to compliment him, Avant, Celek and Maclin. Cowgirls fans shouldnt be looking forward to much of anything except more Wade Phillips induced hilarity.
    LOVE how you Chip fans think your boat has arrived, keep telling yourslef that. Let ESPN aka the Cowboys Bandwagon Zone gas you up some more. Keep giving Jerry that Stadium money!!!

  48. raw B says: Jan 29, 2010 11:30 AM

    “2 I think anyone on this board would also take Miles Austin over Desean “sting my ass” Jackson…he is bigger, taller, stronger…Miles is so much better with yards after the catch. Miles is also not a Premadonna smack talking idiot”
    You can count me as NOT being one of those people. And no one knows anything about Miles Austins personality because no one had heard of him before this year. Have fun paying him a boatload of cash. Id rather have DeSean – NFLS best punt returner, great after the catch as well, and has better hands and is faster than Austin. Oh, and he didnt spend 4 years behind “Studs” like Patrick Crayton, old man Terry Glenn, and Sam Hurd.
    I hope you guys give him 40 million and he turns back into the No 4 WR we all remember him as.

  49. raw B says: Jan 29, 2010 11:33 AM

    Go ahead. Pay DeSean Jackson. Pay Josh Cribbs.
    Then, sit back and enjoy it when *every* 2nd year player who exceeds expectations starts crying for a new contract.
    YOUR AN IDIOT. DeSean didnt “beat” expectations, he demolished them. Show me another second round pick from that draft that is a starter and contributed as much as D Jax. DeSean is poised to make less than a million dollars next year. To put it in prespective, he is the second lowest paid WR on the squad. Maclin, Curtis, and REGGIE BROWN make more than him. Thats just wrong.
    You have to leverage when you can, If he tears an acl in camp, bye bye money. Pay the dude, we need him and he deserves it.

  50. antneejay2 says: Jan 29, 2010 11:36 AM

    “I think” – txtroutslayer
    There’s your problem right there.

  51. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 29, 2010 12:44 PM

    Rickah99 says:
    a bunch of crying.
    20-16 in Philly to take their pride
    24-0 to take the division
    34-14 to send them home squealing like little piggies.
    Wade Phillips is 5-2 against the 0-3gles.

  52. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 29, 2010 12:52 PM

    “I can’t even believe someone would compare Miles Austin to DeSean Jackson.”
    No kidding. Jackson’s a one-trick pony that can only hope to outrun single coverage down the field. Austin works the entire field and often beats double teams.

  53. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 29, 2010 12:55 PM

    “Cowgirls fans shouldnt be looking forward to much of anything except more Wade Phillips induced hilarity.”
    He’s 5-2 against the 0-3gles. I do find that hilarious.

  54. NagaSwan says: Jan 29, 2010 3:56 PM

    I love it when someone suggests giving a large contract to someone because of past success in the return game. How has that worked out for everyone ever? Oh yeah pretty bad.

  55. Skoods says: Jan 29, 2010 4:36 PM

    Trade him. Maclin is going to be so much better.

  56. Whiterhinocerous says: Jan 29, 2010 5:21 PM

    http://www.myspace.com/warlock978
    Just trying to keep the dude with 15+ comments on this thread in his place.
    Which is most likely at a Star Trek convention in the DFW area, with the rest of the greasy virgins.

  57. Route36West says: Jan 30, 2010 1:18 AM

    There’s nothing to worry about here Rosenhaus has had a great business relationship with the Eagles before T.O. and since T.O. . He represents 4 other Eagles who have gotten new deals since T.O. and everything has gone very smoothly.
    Also Desean will be paid no doubt about it. He just needs to understand its not going to happen before the season starts. It will happen in the middle of the season. Even though everyone is pretty sure what he will become the Eagles still need to protect themselves. Thats why they will want to see him perform at the same level or better in the previous 2 years for the first half of the season. If Desean performs like hes expected the deal will get done around the halfway mark.
    That way he would be more the half the way through his original contract and the Eagles can feel good about extending him. Also I think that is why he was signed to a 4 year contract to start. Kind of to let Desean know if he can perform like the best receiver in the draft and not the 8th best(6 or 7 receiver were drafted ahead of him) the team will be able to reevaluate his contract in 2 years and possibly extended him. Otherwise they just would have locked him into a 5 year contract which cant be redone until 3 years in.
    The Eagles know what they got in Desean and they will take care of him. I see nothing wrong with Desean bringing up an extension now. I think its better to try to get a new contract worked out before the player is on his last year. With 2 years left to Desean’s rookie contract I believe it is the perfect time to talk extension.

  58. Route36West says: Jan 30, 2010 1:24 AM

    CYGNUS X-1 says:
    January 29, 2010 8:01 AM
    I don’t suppose there will ever come a time when someone you know actualy honors a contract they signed will there?
    Deseans not asking for more money in the last 2 years of his contract. Hes asking for an extension to his contract.
    Thats the difference between what hes doing and what Boldin, Cribbs etc. are doing. He doesnt have a problem with his contract or the money he will make over the next to years. He just wants to add more years to the end of his contract. Which is the the complete opposite of what every other player is doing.

  59. Route36West says: Jan 30, 2010 1:36 AM

    Every commenter on here is an idiot.
    He doesnt want a new contract or a renegotation of his contract. All he wants is an extension. Get your facts straight idiots.
    Theres nothing wrong with an extension he is still going to honor his orginal contract. He just wants to add years to the end of it so he can stay in Philly. Anyone who doesnt want their favorite teams star players contracts extended a year before the contracts final year is an idiot. Why would you want to risk the player deciding to just wait 1 year for free agency and losing him to another team when you can lock him up before that?

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