Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson, fresh from a game in which he generated 210 receiving yards on only four catches, appears on the latest edition of The T.Ocho Show (Versus, 10:00 p.m. ET) to talk about, among other things, getting paid.
Jackson tells the hosts, Bengals receivers Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco, that he’s aiming high when it comes to negotiating his next contract.
“T.O, man. I’m gonna set the bar for you, man,” Jackson said. “I’m gonna try to get the most I can and I’m gonna set it high for you and I’m gonna set it high for everybody else, too. . . . They gonna have to do something, because they way I’m putting it in, something’s gotta happen, baby.”
Near the end, Jackson was smiling. Still, his point was clear.
Jackson seems to understand the impact of the 30-percent rule, the unsettled labor situation, and the possibility of a lockout on his ability to get paid. But get paid he intends to do.
Currently, Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald is the highest-paid receiver, with an average of $10 million per year.
And so the Eagles will have to come up with more than that to keep Jackson happy.