Any NFL team hoping that free agent receiver DeSean Jackson will be willing to sign a “prove it” contract may come away disappointed.
In fact, Jackson is seeking a deal that will pay him in the $9 million to $10 million a year range, a source tells Chris Russell of ESPN 980.
It’s not surprising that Jackson would want that kind of money. After all, before the Eagles released him he was due to make $10.5 million in Philadelphia this season — and early in the offseason he hinted that he wanted a raise.
No team was willing to give up a draft pick for the privilege of paying Jackson $10.5 million this year, but that doesn’t mean no team will pay him $9 million or $10 million. There are questions about Jackson off the field, but there’s no question that he’s one of the best playmakers in the NFL with the ball in his hands. Some team might decide that he’s the missing piece in its offense and pay him significant money.
And if that offer doesn’t come, it may be a while before Jackson signs.