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DeSean Jackson agrees to five-year deal with Eagles

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It was believed that Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson would soon sign a one-year contract with the team.  He will sign a contract, but it won’t cover one year.  It will cover five.

A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that Jackson has agreed to a five-year deal with a base value of $47 million.  Jackson also gets $15 million fully guaranteed.

He gets $10 million to sign, along with a $750,000 base salary and a $250,000 workout bonus in 2012.

In 2013, Jackson receives a $6.75 million base salary, $4 million of which is fully guaranteed.  The other $2.75 million is guaranteed for injury only.  He also will receive a $250,000 workout bonus, which increases the two-year take to $18 million.

In 2014, Jackson will receive a base salary of $10.25 million, $250,000 of which is fully guaranteed and $250,000 of it is guaranteed for injury only.  (Those guarantees go away if he receives the workout bonus in 2012 and 2013.)  He also will be eligible for a $250,000 workout bonus.

In 2015, the base salary will be $9.75 million, with a $250,000 workout bonus.

And in 2016, the base salary will be $8.25 million, with a $250,000 workout bonus.

Jackson also could earn up to $4 million in escalators, with $250,000 per year from 2012 through 2015 for making the Pro Bowl, $250,000 per year from 2012 through 2015 for 1,300 or more receiving yards, $250,000 per year from 2012 through 2015 for 10 or more receiving touchdowns, and $250,000 per year from 2012 through 2015 for Super Bowl wins.

With the potential escalators, the total package is worth up to $51 million over five years.

In the end, Jackson swapped a one-year, $9.4 million guaranteed franchise tender in exchange for another $5.6 million in fully guaranteed money — and $3 million more in money guaranteed for injury only.

The deal allows him to stop obsessing over his long-term financial security, which should get him back to playing the kind of football we saw from him in 2009 and 2010, not in 2011, when he seemed to be more concerned about staying healthy in order to get paid and not playing at a high level.  And it represents a calculated risk by the Eagles, who had every reason to let it ride for 2012 and see if Jackson would behave like he did for much of 2011.

Could Jackson have settled for the $9.4 million in 2012 and rolled the dice on getting a better deal in 2013?  Sure.  But with the extra guaranteed money on the table now, it made sense for Jackson to squeeze the bird in the hand, and to get back to playing the kind of football he’s capable of playing when he isn’t worried about how much money he could be or should be making.

UPDATE 5:16 p.m. ET:  The Eagles have announced the deal.

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  1. adlent says: Mar 14, 2012 4:39 PM

    Lot of money for a number 2 receiver with attitude problems.

  2. NoDecaf says: Mar 14, 2012 4:39 PM

    I’m relieved this has closure, one way or the other.

  3. pioniere says: Mar 14, 2012 4:40 PM

    Nice move Eagles, investing $48.5 million in that locker room cancer.

  4. kvanhorn87 says: Mar 14, 2012 4:40 PM

    None of you saw that coming. Nice deal for both sides. Now let’s get a lb and safety. Then Lesean!!

  5. philsbirdsflyers says: Mar 14, 2012 4:40 PM

    Hard not to worry about his durability, but still not a break-the-bank type deal. GO BIRDS.

  6. alaricsrevenge says: Mar 14, 2012 4:40 PM

    YES YES YES YES YES

  7. oliverioxerxes says: Mar 14, 2012 4:42 PM

    How this clown gets as much as or more money than Colston is beyond me.

  8. drmonkeyarmy says: Mar 14, 2012 4:43 PM

    Good deal. His numbers are decent enough, however, he really opens up the Eagles offense to go underneath to Avant, Celek, and McCoy.

  9. packersareandwillalwaysbebetterthanthebears says: Mar 14, 2012 4:43 PM

    Almost 10 million a year for a guy that runs two routes. Great sign, Eagles.

  10. bleedgreen4life says: Mar 14, 2012 4:43 PM

    Now sign Shady asap

  11. phillyfreak24 says: Mar 14, 2012 4:43 PM

    DeSean is a #1.. He demands respect from defenses and makes life easier for McCoy and Maclin!! Bout time they paid that man!

  12. advocado5 says: Mar 14, 2012 4:44 PM

    … what the hell? He’s not worth that much. Great job, Eagles. Way to submit to him and Dr. Drew. Christ.

  13. duraco20 says: Mar 14, 2012 4:44 PM

    Congrats Djax!!! Now he needs to have a dominate 2012!

  14. h4wksf4n says: Mar 14, 2012 4:44 PM

    I never got my way when I pouted.

  15. mrplow3 says: Mar 14, 2012 4:44 PM

    That’s too much money for a kid with maturity problems.

    I’d wait another year to see if he can go a full season without throwing one of his typical tantrums.

    This kind of money could potentially cause problems for a kid with his type of attitude.

  16. laeaglefan says: Mar 14, 2012 4:44 PM

    I’m glad they got it done, but am somewhat surprised that Jackson agreed to that deal. I think he had his sights set a lot higher. Good move by the Eagles though….they’re taking care of their own players first….something they failed to do last summer. I imagine that they’re structuring these deals in a way that its cap friendly to them, so they can still go out and get some free agents.

  17. phillyphever says: Mar 14, 2012 4:47 PM

    And all the good will I have on the Eagles for locking up Herremans and Cole is thrown out the window. They should have traded him when they had the chance.

  18. moagecu says: Mar 14, 2012 4:47 PM

    So you have a QB that can’t stay on the field and a top WR who couldnt break 1000 yards receving or 150 yards returning… definetly worth every penny.

  19. sledgehorn says: Mar 14, 2012 4:47 PM

    It’s a smart deal.
    It’s basically the franchise tag this year with no cap commitment. He gets his 10M but plays for 750,000. And from the sounds of it this is very cut/trade friendly. If he rocks this year, they keep him with this deal, if he sucks or gets hurt, they cut him and it’s like nothing happened. Fantastic deal.

  20. lapistola5 says: Mar 14, 2012 4:47 PM

    Now they’re stuck with him and it sends a bad message that you can wine your way into money with the Eagles organization. He’s actually been rewarded for being a loser last year and letting his teammates down. I heard Trent Cole on NFL radio and this guy sounds like a class act. Never once did he wine to the media last year when he saw EVERYONE but himself getting paid. He played his ass off knowing that if he did he’d later be rewarded. Weak signing by a usually very smart organization.

  21. mvpolamalu says: Mar 14, 2012 4:47 PM

    Wow, 50 million for a reciever who can only run vertically, afraid to take hits, and is not allowed to run across the middle anymore because he gets a concussion whenever he takes a big hit. Not to mention his awful attitude and work ethic

  22. huskersrock1 says: Mar 14, 2012 4:48 PM

    The smart part of this contract is they didn’t give him a ton of money up front. That makes for large yearly salaries in late contract years, so he won’t spend it all and ask why he is only making 4 million per year.

  23. nflofficeadmin says: Mar 14, 2012 4:48 PM

    The rest of the NFC East rejoices at this LT signing. He will have no motivation for years. What does he have to play for – Nothin’ he just got PAID!! Congrats Desean – Enjoy your money.

  24. phillywantstheirbowl says: Mar 14, 2012 4:49 PM

    Glad they got it done. Now lets lock up shady and get some linebackers. BTW, look at all the eagle haters. You guys are pathetic. You know damn well he’s a game changer. Look at the guaranteed $. Obviously the organization did it on their terms. They are the best at managing the cap and structuring contracts.

  25. greenbleeder says: Mar 14, 2012 4:49 PM

    I’m just happy I don’t have to replace all the DJax jerseys in my house.

  26. chip56 says: Mar 14, 2012 4:50 PM

    So based on those numbers it is really a 1 year deal and then he starts grumbling that he’s taking a pay cut in year two.

  27. jeffhink says: Mar 14, 2012 4:50 PM

    Everyone complaining about the dollar amount needs to look at the guaranteed total one more time. It’s a very team-friendly deal that will make him easy to trade *if* he does become a problem.

  28. tombrookshire says: Mar 14, 2012 4:54 PM

    It is one of those famous Eagles backloaded deals that they probably will never have to fully pay out. They’ll have him for two seasons and cut him before those big dollars in the end kick in. The only money that matters is the guarantees which are miniscule after two years. Well, at least he got paid. Personally, I would have taken the 9 million on the franchise tag and tested free agency next season.

  29. mrsmithtp says: Mar 14, 2012 4:54 PM

    only 15 million guaranteed, great deal for Eagles. People rip DJax saying hes not a #1 or he doesnt catch that many balls but they are proving themselves to be idiots. They dont understand the importance of having DJax on field. They dont see how how his speed, which defenses have to respect, opens up running room for Shady since the safeties have to play back. Also, he opens up all the underneath routes for Maclin, Avant and Celek. Not to mention DJax is a home run threat that can take it the house anytime he touches ball. DJax is extremely important to the Eagles offense and its not just about his total production. You isiots that rip this signing, get a clue and learn the game of football and stop just looking at stats.

  30. TheWizard says: Mar 14, 2012 4:55 PM

    This dude was bailing out on plays during his contract year.

    Can’t wait to see how he performs with security.

  31. nygsbchamps4 says: Mar 14, 2012 4:55 PM

    Tiny lil’ Desean got paid! Lol

  32. lionsplayoffs says: Mar 14, 2012 4:59 PM

    Two things bother me about this guy:

    1) The pouting about money last year, and then the Eagles reward him with a contract. Bad precedent.

    2) He hasn’t been the same player since he got his bell rung in 2010 and got a concussion. He looks gun-shy.

    If this contract fixes his attitude and he’s back to his old self, this is a good deal for the Eagles. He has a ton of talent.

  33. Stiller43 says: Mar 14, 2012 4:59 PM

    Wow bad move

  34. kvanhorn87 says: Mar 14, 2012 4:59 PM

    Hey haters, I’d the eagles cut him after next year they don’t take any hit on the cap. He would have been better off with franchise tag twice. Don’t let the facts cloud your hate though. All this does is lock him up for 2 years and leaves the franchise tag as an option to use on Lesean for next couple years after this one.

  35. dennisund says: Mar 14, 2012 5:00 PM

    The trolls are out in their Sunday’s best. Don’t they have Buccaneers signings to sneer about?

  36. mrsmithtp says: Mar 14, 2012 5:01 PM

    @ TheWizard, let me ask you a question. If you were 170 lbs, had 2 concussions already and havent even cleared a total of 1 million dollars after playing 4 seasons in NFL would you be throwing yourself into harms way and into a potentially career ending hit while you have no life long security?

  37. purplekoolaid1 says: Mar 14, 2012 5:02 PM

    What’s the over/under on when he will be broke?

  38. gcvelazco88 says: Mar 14, 2012 5:03 PM

    No one ever pays me in gum :(

    But I’m glad they got this over with eagles always find a way to do something surprising, don’t be shOcked if they trade him lol

  39. dallassux says: Mar 14, 2012 5:03 PM

    mvpolamalu says:
    Mar 14, 2012 4:47 PM
    Wow, 50 million for a reciever who can only run vertically, afraid to take hits, and is not allowed to run across the middle anymore because he gets a concussion whenever he takes a big hit. Not to mention his awful attitude and work ethic

    ———————————————————————————-

    Coming from someone who roots for a QB that’s rapes women. Typical stiller bandwagoner comment

  40. dallassux says: Mar 14, 2012 5:03 PM

    The haters are out today.

  41. lilrob10201 says: Mar 14, 2012 5:04 PM

    This is really not a bad deal.He is not getting payed too much and he is not getting paid to low.

  42. mrsmithtp says: Mar 14, 2012 5:04 PM

    @kvanhorn87, you sir are an idiot! How would signing franchise tag twice be better then this deal???? OMG your dumb. This contract is only 15 million guaranteed. He would have made over 9 million this year with franchise tag and after Calvin Johnsons new deal and Vincent Jacksons deal the franchise tender next year for wr’s will probably be around 11 million. Thats 20 million for 2 years GUARANTEED. How is that better??????? I swear 95% of the people that comment on this site have no clue what there talking about.

  43. empirework says: Mar 14, 2012 5:04 PM

    dumb move, over payed for an injury prone athlete…. but that’s philly for ya

  44. lilrob10201 says: Mar 14, 2012 5:04 PM

    And if you think about it Pierre Garcon got more money then Desean is getting.

  45. KIR says: Mar 14, 2012 5:04 PM

    Say what you want but the guy was a game changer and top 5 receiver his first 3 seasons. You say he doesn’t go over the middle? How many concussions did he get? The Eagles wanted the kid to play for 600k on his garbage 2nd round rookie contract and risk injury? They got a 600k receiver. You get what you pay for. End of story. He was already underpaid his first 3 years. If he had underperformed or been injured they would have cut him in a heartbeat. It’s a two way street. The Eagles should have learned their lesson from the T.O. fiasco. I’m expecting the game changer next year. He’s already done it for 3 seasons.

  46. halo81 says: Mar 14, 2012 5:05 PM

    Only guaranteed $15 million of it. Absolutely brilliant job by the Eagles yet again.

    Joe Banner is a genius.

    Essentially, the Eagles just gave him a “pay to play” contract. DeSean’s worries about money are now gone and the Eagles can be free of him if need be.

    For those calling him a No. 2 receiver, that’s laughable.

    Watch some actual game film and see safeties playing 20 yards deep because of him. He opens up the running game, the middle, Vick scrambling, everything.

    The attitude will now go away and we’ll see him back to his 2009 ways where he actually took some hits.

  47. philahitman says: Mar 14, 2012 5:06 PM

    moagecu says:
    Mar 14, 2012 4:47 PM
    So you have a QB that can’t stay on the field and a top WR who couldnt break 1000 yards receving or 150 yards returning… definetly worth every penny.
    —————————————————
    Desean Jackson 2009-1,156 rec yards 2010-1,o56 rec yards. Do you have any clue what your even talkin about moron?

  48. 7to10for6allday says: Mar 14, 2012 5:08 PM

    Can we not compare him to Colton? Please dude got like 5 surgeries on his knees….who’s more durable? Lol. Look as an eagles fan I thought that was a bit much too but when ass clowns like lucky Pierre are getting 42 mill then the market dictates it. Ps- desean is one of if not the most explosive weapon….u pay for that explosion bc now the rest of the guys see single coverage.

  49. We'reFineThere says: Mar 14, 2012 5:09 PM

    DeSean is misunderstood. This is a good deal for both sides. Nobody on the team except McCoy, Babin, and Peters played up to their ability last year so I’m just going to MIB memory wipe 2011.

  50. philahitman says: Mar 14, 2012 5:09 PM

    “Deseans bad attitude” most people who make minimum wage have a bad attitude… and rightfully so. Last year Desean literally made the league minimum for a 4th year NFL player.

  51. stevemcguigan says: Mar 14, 2012 5:11 PM

    No single place on earth understands NFL contracts less than the comments area of ProFootballTalk.com. Except maybe the Redskins front office.

    This is an excellent contract for the Eagles. Cap friendly, cut friendly, trade friendly.

    Anyone who thinks differently, I’m surprised you can even count to 47, much less understand the nuances of a $47 million dollar contract.

  52. jacksaysfu says: Mar 14, 2012 5:13 PM

    Desean makes the defense play farther back then any WR in the nfl . He opens the field for Maclin, Avant etc.. #10 is a threat to score everytime he touches the ball . He os a deep threat , averages 70 catches a year and we signed him cheaper then Santonio Holmes . Great signing by the Eagles F.O , and now were stacked at W.R for years to come , GO EAGLES !! Now go get a legitimate LB and were set….

  53. ssmooth1 says: Mar 14, 2012 5:13 PM

    It would be nice if these haters on here actually “watch” the game…. Desean opens up the field for the whole O.. This deal clearly favors the eagles as desean is essential for our offense this is not a high risk deal….. Desean will be happy next year and will light it up… Watch…

  54. adlent says: Mar 14, 2012 5:13 PM

    For those calling him a No. 2 receiver, that’s laughable.

    Watch some actual game film and see safeties playing 20 yards deep because of him. He opens up the running game, the middle, Vick scrambling, everything.

    ———————

    Just because he is fast doesn’t make him a number one. I will fully agree that he is a threat on the field and that people need to respect his speed, but I’ve also seen him taken out of games pretty easily — both by defenses and by his own attitude. The guy is a one trick pony… although the trick is effective.

  55. dallassux says: Mar 14, 2012 5:13 PM

    empirework says:
    Mar 14, 2012 5:04 PM
    dumb move, over payed for an injury prone athlete…. but that’s philly for ya

    ———————————————————————————–

    Jesus do you even watch football ??

  56. rc33 says: Mar 14, 2012 5:15 PM

    Good job, Eagles.
    Reward the guy for acting like a whiny punk all season long. Ignoring Vince Young on the sideline and letting anyone that’ll listen know that they’re way overpaid and he’s way underpaid.
    Best thing to do; give him everything he wants.

    And now that he’s been paid, fully expecting he’ll open a Can of Quit.

  57. danielcp0303 says: Mar 14, 2012 5:16 PM

    Really good WR, but what will he have to whine about now??

  58. gromgrimfist says: Mar 14, 2012 5:16 PM

    Im an Eagles fan and I will say he is not our #1 Maclin is a much better WR

  59. skinsdiehard says: Mar 14, 2012 5:17 PM

    DeSean Jackson is not a no. 1 receiver. Maclin is the no. 1. To me, it doesnt matter. Equally talented receivers make an offense more dangerous in my view. The defense does not know who will be targeted. Now, they can’t be scrubs, of course. I’m surprised that he did not demand much more than Garcon got (5yrs/ $42MM vs. 5yrs/$47MM for Jackson).

  60. i10east says: Mar 14, 2012 5:18 PM

    Good move dream team!!!

  61. jucam1 says: Mar 14, 2012 5:18 PM

    Im having a hard time seeing how this is a bad move….. You have almost zero risk past next year and it’s all back loaded, if he hits the next level of receivers then this is an amazing deal for the Birds….. I guess the haters will hate because that is what they do…..

  62. b1rdbath says: Mar 14, 2012 5:18 PM

    I dont care what anyone says…….I am relieved that they made this move……………sweet

  63. Maximus Decimus Meridius says: Mar 14, 2012 5:18 PM

    One trick pony, and afraid to go across the middle. Thanks for that Philly. Now good luck resigning Maclin when he is due.

  64. mnfaninaz says: Mar 14, 2012 5:20 PM

    If I’m the Vikings, I’m copying this contract verbatim and putting it along with a pen in front of Percy Harvin immediately!

  65. birdsflynorth206 says: Mar 14, 2012 5:21 PM

    Why all the hate?? He got his money now he will go back to leaving secondaries in the dust and returning punts for touchdowns. I’m sure everyone would like someone like that o their favorite team

  66. kvanhorn87 says: Mar 14, 2012 5:23 PM

    Mrsmithtp, I meant it is better for the Eagles not him. My point was all the dopes hating on the Eagles. This was a much better deal for the TEAM.

  67. cobrala2 says: Mar 14, 2012 5:25 PM

    I think he was squeezing his bird in his hand for the whole season…

  68. rajbais says: Mar 14, 2012 5:26 PM

    Why not this time in August 2011???

    You could’ve saved yourselves some trouble!!!!!

  69. moagecu says: Mar 14, 2012 5:27 PM

    KIR says:
    Mar 14, 2012 5:04 PM
    Say what you want but the guy was a game changer and top 5 receiver his first 3 seasons.

    ————————-

    D. Jackson
    2008 – 62 for 912, 2 TDS
    2009 – 62 for 1156, 9 TDS
    2010 – 47 for 1056, 6 TDS
    2011 – 58 for 961, 2 TDS

    C. Johnson
    2008 – 78 for 1331, 12 TDS
    2009 – 67 for 984, 5 TDS
    2010 – 77 for 1120, 12 TDS
    2011 – 96 for 1681, 16 TDS

    A. Johnson
    2008 – 115 for 1575, 8TDS
    2009 – 101 for 1569, 9 TDS
    2010 – 86 for 1216, 8 TDS
    2011 – 33 for 492, 2 TDS

    L. Fitzgerald
    2008 – 96 for 1431, 12 TDS
    2009 – 97 for 1092, 13 TDS
    2010 – 90 for 1137, 6 TDS
    2011 – 80 for 1411, 8 TDS

    B. Marshall
    2008 – 104 for 1265, 6TDS
    2009 – 101 for 1120, 10 TDS
    2010 – 86 for 1014, 3 TDS
    2011 – 81 for 1214, 6 TDS

    R. White
    2008 – 88 for1382, 7 TDS
    2009 – 85 for 1153, 11 TDS
    2010 – 115 for 1389, 10 TDS
    2011 – 100 for 1296, 8 TDS

    G. Jennings
    2008 – 80 for 1292, 9 TDS
    2009 – 68 for 1113, 4 TDS
    2010 – 76 for 1265, 12 TDS
    2011 – 67 for 949, 9 TDS

    —————–

    Your comment is beyond dumb. Jackson is NO WHERE near a top 5 WR. I could have kept going, but work is over.

  70. baldeaglejohnie says: Mar 14, 2012 5:29 PM

    Great Signing! he could have ended up with a star on his helmet next year if we did not get this done. The posters crying are the cheating fairweather fans of the Girls!

  71. thetooloftools says: Mar 14, 2012 5:31 PM

    with those injury clauses he’s still going to be returning punts.

  72. buffalomafia says: Mar 14, 2012 5:47 PM

    Overrated & over paid!

  73. chrisvegas says: Mar 14, 2012 5:51 PM

    Desean Jackson at 25 years old is worth every penny of that contract. He is a unique talent that can’t be judge based solely on stats. Jackson is such a deep threat that he opens up the field for every other WR and McCoy as well. Look at how far back teams have to play Desean because he is such a deep threat. It is ridiculous. Then you have to take is abilities as a punt returner. He can turn the game around on one play. This is a good move by the Eagles. Desean Jackson is young and immature at times, but he isn’t Terrell Owens. There is alot more good then bad when it comes to Desean. This is the best move the Eagles have made yet, because it opens up everything else on their offense. Now teams have to worry about Desean, McCoy, Maclin, Vick Running. It is a scary offense if Vick stays healthy.

  74. mhalt99 says: Mar 14, 2012 5:51 PM

    Guess it is time to forgive and forget…..as long as he plays his heart out for the next couple years and doesn’t pull a TO after a year complaining that he is underpaid.

    Here is some fuel for all the haters…..DeSean Jackson is a better receiver then Megatron and/or Fitz……….wait for it……………the reasoning that he is better is that he is not eating up extreme portions of cap space. While Mega and Fitz are better complete receivers, Desean gives you a certain x factor that keeps defensive co-ordinators up at night and safeties on their heels. Again, yes Mega & Fitz are better – they go over the middle with reckless abandon and can beat triple coverage. The difference is that you can have 3 DeSeans for one of them. Maybe a Tulloch and a longterm contract for Shady and an extension for Maclin……

    oh and if he goes back to form, he is a special teams beast. it is actually funny that the G-Men hate him so much, as if it wasn’t for him they may not have even made the SB this year……..he burned their punter for a last second TD….they release said punter and his replacement quietly makes possibly the best hold on a botched snap in NFL history in the NFC champ game…………….

  75. kozmo10 says: Mar 14, 2012 6:05 PM

    This move will get them to the wing bowl.

  76. TheWizard says: Mar 14, 2012 6:10 PM

    would you be throwing yourself into harms way and into a potentially career ending hit while you have no life long security?

    I understand your point, but football players play football. If he quit on you once, he’ll do it again.

    Especially now that he knows it works.

  77. bangitfootball says: Mar 14, 2012 6:13 PM

    LOL, 50 catches, 5 TDs and a royal PAIN IN THE #$$ on the way. This contract will be voided after next season just watch.
    The Eagles are a joke.

  78. phillymike5959 says: Mar 14, 2012 6:21 PM

    “On my Dip”

  79. kvanhorn87 says: Mar 14, 2012 6:29 PM

    Bangit, if you are judging anything about the Eagles and how they structured this deal, this is a great contract for the team. Garçon got more guaranteed money from the Redskins. While he is not a top 5 wr, he is much better than Garçon.

  80. carolinakid says: Mar 14, 2012 6:31 PM

    Think he is a 1st round fantasy WR ?

  81. stercuilus65 says: Mar 14, 2012 6:49 PM

    oliverioxerxes says: Mar 14, 2012 4:42 PM

    “How this clown gets as much as or more money than Colston is beyond me.”
    —————————-
    Passing fourth grade was beyond you.

  82. bobbogart says: Mar 14, 2012 6:53 PM

    I am not an Eagles fan or a Desean fan but looking at the numbers it is a great deal for the Eagles. He was already set to make almost $10 million under the franchise tag, so he is only getting another $5 million guaranteed. Pierre Garcon got $22 million guaranteed and Laurent Robinson got 14$ million guaranteed. Desean is as good if not better than either of those guys. He is not an all around receiver but he does stretch the field and open things up for other guys. $50 mil sounds like a lot but essentially they can cut him after a few years if its not working out. $15 million guaranteed is not that bad considering what the market has been so far for receivers this free agency period.

  83. pardontheerruption says: Mar 14, 2012 6:55 PM

    Do any of you people read the structure of the deal? I mean, really read it? The turd burglars on here who are complaining that he’s not worth it obviously don’t. So you basically still pay him $10 mill, which you would have anyway with the franchise tag. HOWEVER, only roughly $2.75 mill is against the cap ($10 mill signing over 5 years). In 2014, if hes a pain, you cut him and his 250,000 salary…i mean really, read, you’ll be amazed at what you find out!

  84. upperdecker19 says: Mar 14, 2012 7:02 PM

    He’s worth $15 million on the merits of the “sting dey azz” comment on Twitter alone.

  85. philahitman says: Mar 14, 2012 7:11 PM

    All this #1 WR not a #1 WR garbage is just that, garbage. Who F’n cares? Hes a threat on the field and makes huge plays. I could care less if you wanna call him a #69 receiver. Get a life arm chair QB’s.

  86. mungman69 says: Mar 14, 2012 8:24 PM

    Now sign those TWO linebackers

  87. mvpolamalu says: Mar 14, 2012 10:02 PM

    @dallasux

    1. I have been a steelers fan my whole life, i was raised as one as my family is from pitt.

    2. Funny you should mention that. Im pretty sure at our qb has never been to jail, or even been acquitted of any charges. You also have no right to talk about that, since your qb went to jail for forcing dogs to fight to the death.

  88. Mr. Wright 212 says: Mar 14, 2012 10:40 PM

    “The haters are out today”

    For a team that has never won ANYTHING.

    Right.

  89. stercuilus65 says: Mar 14, 2012 11:22 PM

    Mr. Wright 212 says: Mar 14, 2012 10:40 PM

    “a team that has never won ANYTHING.”
    ———————-
    Your uses of never and anything show you are quite the moron.

    Thanks for playing.

  90. stercuilus65 says: Mar 14, 2012 11:25 PM

    mvpolamalu says: Mar 14, 2012 10:02 PM

    @dallasux

    “1. I have been a steelers fan my whole life, i was raised as one as my family is from pitt.

    2. Funny you should mention that. Im pretty sure at our qb has never been to jail, or even been acquitted of any charges.”
    ———————-
    Doesn’t change the fact he is a filthy rapist and you cheer for him. Good luck with that.

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