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It’s a three-year deal for DeSean, but for how much?

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It’s now known that receiver DeSean Jackson has joined the Redskins.  Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the deal covers three years.

But no one has reported anything about the most important factor in the negotiation:  The money.

Jackson was due to make $10.5 million this year in the third season of a five-year deal with the Eagles, but Philly pulled the plug after only two seasons.  For Jackson, it’ll be interesting to see how much he makes in 2014, and how much of the package will be fully guaranteed and guaranteed for injury only beyond the first year.

The fact that nothing has been leaked about the terms of the contract likely means Jackson won’t be getting $10.5 million or  close to it in 2014, and that the deal won’t average $9 million or more per year.  It also means that Jackson’s camp opted not to leak phony numbers that would later be exposed once the real numbers are filed with the NFL and the NFLPA.

It’ll be interesting to see whether reports emerge that Jackson could have gotten more with the 49ers, Browns, or Raiders, and that Jackson took less to stay in the NFC East and face the Eagles twice per year.

Regardless of the money that will change hands, that’s precisely what Jackson will be doing in 2014.  Whether the arrangement lasts beyond 2014 depends in part on the financial commitments made, or not made, in Jackson’s contract.

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32 Responses to “It’s a three-year deal for DeSean, but for how much?”
  1. prosportswashington says: Apr 2, 2014 6:59 AM

    I can’t be the only one who has absolutely no idea how this deal will go. Recent history suggests it will go badly for the Redskins, however Jackson has serious talent

  2. logicalvoicesays says: Apr 2, 2014 7:01 AM

    There’s still a lot of hating going on out of some fearful people who just can imagine that one day Dan Snyder is going to make some right personnel moves and win another Super Bowl for DC.

    He’s certainly not incompetent and as far as I know he hasn’t signed any felons, taken any drugs, kept any rapist, murderers, lost ownership of or left in the middle of the night with his franchise.

    If there was truly a story to investigate, Dan Snyder wouldn’t be the negligent one, all of you fantasy reporters and rumor mills with twitter, Facebook and all of the other devices are the guilty ones.

    In fact, since he is so irresponsible with his dealings as some of you want to put out there, why don’t you get the information and sell it to him and maybe he will be gullible enough to split the purse that he was going to give to DJAX.

    It seems that it would be ok for him not to come to Washington, but ok for him to go to the 49ers? Is that the sentiment? Well how stupid are you then for this ignorant logic?

    Sounds like a disgruntled fan who definitely won’t be going to the Super Bowl or a division title game. Call Dan Snyder and see if he will give you a pacifier.

    You’re just a big cry baby with no team spirit or hope. Talk to the owner of your home team and see if they will listen to your advice about his team and see how far that goes.

    As for Dan Snyder, buckle up and get ready for this butt whipping if this deal goes through. Get all of your dreams in now because you’ll be having RGIII, DJAX, PIERRE, ROBERTS, REID & MORRIS nightmares soon and they will last for a very long time! REDSKINS REDSKINS REDSKINS!!! #19and0

  3. ravenswhat says: Apr 2, 2014 7:02 AM

    If he took less just to be able to face the Eagles 2x he’s my new favorite player.

  4. robataille says: Apr 2, 2014 7:03 AM

    Don’t worry about it….

    Just HAIL!!! #HTTR

  5. InFact says: Apr 2, 2014 7:05 AM

    Teams with GMS and owners that have no long-term master plan take chances on players such as Jackson.

    Go Redskins….but, just as likely two years from now: Go figure.

  6. thuilen says: Apr 2, 2014 7:05 AM

    I hope they gave him a lot of money because if he has a good year he is going to want more money next year. If he doesn’t get it he may quit on the team. I don’t understand how you outplay your contract. When you sign a contract, is it only to get 75% of what you can do and you make a mistake and give 100%. Is that how you outplay your contract?

  7. packersgreenbay says: Apr 2, 2014 7:06 AM

    Eagles don’t know if they should laugh or cry?

  8. wtfchiefs says: Apr 2, 2014 7:06 AM

    “It’ll be interesting to see whether reports emerge that Jackson could have gotten more with the 49ers, Browns, or Raiders, and that Jackson took less to stay in the NFC East and face the Eagles twice per year.”

    Yeah call me crazy but he really doesn’t seem like the type of guy to pass up more money.

  9. bobbyinlondon says: Apr 2, 2014 7:07 AM

    If he took less, I don’t know if it is because he wants to face the Eagles twice, or he didn’t want to play for Kelly anymore, and that is why he caused trouble in the locker room and talked about renegotiating his contract.

  10. mrexcite721 says: Apr 2, 2014 7:07 AM

    5′-10″, 175lbs.

    What’s left after the speed goes?

    Redskins. What. Are. You. Thinking.

  11. burgundyandgold says: Apr 2, 2014 7:08 AM

    3 for 24 with 16 guaranteed

  12. washfootball says: Apr 2, 2014 7:12 AM

    Is Desean better than any of the 2014 draft WR ?

    We can evaluate on pure talent and potential.

    Vote yes/no?

  13. ivanpavlov0000 says: Apr 2, 2014 7:16 AM

    When the numbers come in, he’ll still make more in a year than most people make in their entire life. And the playing field is the best place to exact revenge.

    Jackson’s free agency has brought to light the extent that the NFL digs into players’ life history. Seems a little over the top to do an FBI background check on a guy whose job is to run fast and catch a ball. But, that’s what happens with this much money on the line.

  14. chut26 says: Apr 2, 2014 7:25 AM

    Jackson is all about the money. He wouldn’t take less to stay in the NFCE and “stick it to the Eagles”.

  15. pftfan says: Apr 2, 2014 7:26 AM

    3/$24M, with $16M guaranteed per Adam Schefter.

  16. till3r says: Apr 2, 2014 7:26 AM

    Hey Redskins, this is one of the deepest Wr draft classes in history. Way to manage your cap for the future.

  17. greymares says: Apr 2, 2014 7:27 AM

    anything less than the 10.5 he was going to get from the Eagles will start the show. as a big time star once said, “Get your popcorn ready”

  18. matt4477 says: Apr 2, 2014 7:29 AM

    What a great morning! With the recent signings , we just locked up another division title!

  19. giantsfan82 says: Apr 2, 2014 7:29 AM

    8.5/yr with 18 guaranteed.

  20. dlw492 says: Apr 2, 2014 7:31 AM

    Maybe he’s starting to realize that money is not everything, but if you put yourself in a mature position maybe money will come your way.
    OR NOT

  21. phillyshouldsignmaclin says: Apr 2, 2014 7:32 AM

    16 million guaranteed and 24 million

  22. defscottyb says: Apr 2, 2014 7:33 AM

    Congratulation Desean on signing with the best team with the best and most loyal fan base in professional sports.

  23. defscottyb says: Apr 2, 2014 7:34 AM

    Congratulations Desean on signing with the best team with the best and most loyal fan base in professional sports.

  24. fxg0201 says: Apr 2, 2014 8:18 AM

    Let’s not all forget the reason Eagles cut Desean. He wanted more money from the Eagles but the media wants a juicier story to keep you locked. Desean was making 600k two years ago. These kids never learn when to shut their mouth.

  25. greymares says: Apr 2, 2014 8:35 AM

    this guy will be out of the league in 2 years. do you really think the Eagles would cut this guy without it being a last resort. 2 head coaches had problems and not 1 single teammate stepped up to take his back. plus Mike Vick of all people told the Jets to stay away from Jackson.

  26. youtubeingravenvids says: Apr 2, 2014 9:02 AM

    So now they can finally finalize the schedule with primetime games for Desean vs The Eagles and Steve Smith Sr vs the Panthers.

  27. bestbadteamaround says: Apr 2, 2014 9:06 AM

    Well. See ya soon, DJax. I hope you like being on a terrible team.

  28. kst2074 says: Apr 2, 2014 9:19 AM

    Well. See ya soon, DJax. I hope you like being on a terrible team.
    He was on a terrible team, now he is on the best team in the NFC east

  29. dirtydrynn27 says: Apr 2, 2014 9:31 AM

    Eagles fans of all people should be the 1st to realize that just because you were 3 and 13 last year don’t mean you will be 3 and 13 this year……

  30. metalman5150 says: Apr 2, 2014 9:53 AM

    May the optomism of tomorrow be your foundation for today

  31. getyourownname says: Apr 2, 2014 10:55 AM

    “and as far as I know he hasn’t signed any felons”

    Donte Stallworth is upset that you forgot him.

  32. taintedsaints2009 says: Apr 2, 2014 11:34 AM


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