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Tyson Jackson can make up to $5.2 million

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Chiefs defensive lineman Tyson Jackson, the third overall pick in the 2009 draft, was due to earn a base salary of $14.72 million in 2013.

And he had no better chance than the rest of us to make that much money.

Jackson recently re-did his deal to stay in Kansas City.  The initial reports of a new contract omitted the details.

Here they are, per a league source with knowledge of the contract.

Jackson is due to earn a base salary of $4.2 million.  Of that amount, $4 million is fully guaranteed for skill, injury, and salary cap.

The one-year deal also includes a $500,000 workout bonus, and an incentive that will pay another $500,000 if he participates in at least 50 percent of the snaps on defense.

So he can make up to $5.2 million.  Which is a lot less than $14.72 million.  Still, most of the rest of us would take it.

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9 Responses to “Tyson Jackson can make up to $5.2 million”
  1. parasonic says: Mar 7, 2013 1:03 PM

    “So I can sign ‘here’ and make 28.5% of 14.72mil OR potentially make 0% of 14.72mil”

    I think that was an easy decision.

  2. doe22us says: Mar 7, 2013 1:04 PM

    Whew $4.2m is still more than most of us could potentially make in our lifetime, but then again if he spends his money like there is no tommorow we will catch up to him soon.

  3. 1bbfan says: Mar 7, 2013 1:05 PM

    Looks like NFL players are starting to get it.Maybe !!
    5.2 Mill is still a huge salary that most folks would have to work thier whole life to earn.

  4. blacknole08 says: Mar 7, 2013 1:11 PM

    With the supposed 14 mil base salary that Jackson was due to get this year, I’m glad the rookie wage was implemented.

  5. mz1394 says: Mar 7, 2013 1:26 PM

    Total waste of money should have just let him go

  6. repmochief says: Mar 7, 2013 1:42 PM

    Awesome top 10 pick by Mr. Pioli!! Finally earning what he’s worth.

  7. umainebearman says: Mar 7, 2013 2:40 PM

    NFL Dline and Oline personnel are starting to see the high volume of very good college players that those positions are churning out and are like 1bbfan said starting to get it. Take a pay cut or hit the road. ALOT of D and Oline guys can be easily replace with 3rd, 4th, and 5th round picks.

  8. nfloracle says: Mar 7, 2013 3:13 PM

    Sure beats $8.25 an hour with one five minute break a day and 20 minutes for lunch and no health insurance whatsoever.

  9. fuglyflorio says: Mar 7, 2013 3:59 PM

    1st round bust. He and AJ Hawk should open up a Starbucks.

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