Gabe Jackson gets “a little extension” with Seahawks

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Offensive guard Gabe Jackson is leaving the Raiders after seven seasons. He is joining the Seahawks following a trade from Las Vegas.

“It’s a new start,” Jackson said Tuesday, via Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR and PFT. “It almost feels like draft day, you know. I feel like I’m a rookie all over again, get to go somewhere and meet new people and just start over.”

The Raiders initially planned to release Jackson if a trade didn’t develop, with Jackson due to make a $9.35 million base salary and count $9.6 million against the cap in 2021.

“Honestly, I don’t know exactly,” Jackson said when asked about being a salary-cap casualty. “It was part of it, but I won’t really go into the depths of that. I know it’s a business you know, so it kind of worked on both ends.”

The Seahawks are sending their 2021 fifth-round pick to the Raiders in the deal for Jackson. They also reworked his contract, Jackson revealed, likely lowering his cap number for this season.

“I mean it was a few changes to it,” Jackson said. “I actually got a little bit longer deal than I had in Vegas. It’s not too much difference from it. Just a little extension.”

It actually was more than “a little extension.” Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports the Seahawks gave Jackson a three-year, $22.575 million extension, with a $9 million signing bonus. Jackson gets $7.075 million in additional guarantees.

Jackson started 99 games in seven seasons with the Raiders, so he brings a great deal of experience with him to his new team. That will make Russell Wilson happy after the quarterback began the offseason with a directive for the Seahawks to better protect him.

9 responses to “Gabe Jackson gets “a little extension” with Seahawks

  1. Here’s hoping he plays like an experienced O-Lineman & not like the “Rookie” he says he’s feeling.

  2. Bulldozer that is one of the better pass protectors. Check out his ratings on PFF.

  3. People downing the post above do not understand Jackson has not been the same since being injured. That’s not saying he is bad at all, he’s just not the same mauler he was before.

    Before being injured this dude was destroying people. Now he’s a high quality blocker.

  4. PFF rankings have gotten really over the last two season for the salary.

    He went from 13th in 2018 to 39th and 41st over the past two seasons. Anyone that watches Raider games has seen the guy wiff on blocks he used to get to and then go get another one down the field. I haven’t seen much of that lately.

  5. Jackson fell to the Raiders in the 3rd round because scouts said he had dead feet. He turned out to be a mean, nasty, consistent blocker. I’m not here to bag on him. The Raiders just have a bad habit of overpaying, and at this stage of his career he’s not worth 9.3M.

  6. Just what the Seahawks need on offense. A mean, nasty, consistent blocker. The last mean and nasty guy they had was Breno Giacomini. Hopefully Jackson brings that nasty edge to the field every Sunday.

  7. The last mean OL was Germain IFedi. Petey drafted him because of his meanness. Being mean can get a player penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct or personal fouls.

  8. C RodneyHudson, 74-PFF rating.
    G GabeJackson, 64-PFF rating.
    Equal salary.
    Typical Carroll-Schneider lateral change to maintain mediocre protection for Wilson.

    Ifedi at SEA, 56.5 PFF rating.
    Ifedi at CHI, 65.0 PFF rating.
    Pete Carroll obviously places a low priority on blocking, and relies upon the second coming of Earl Campbell. No wonder Carlos Hyde departed. Russell Wilson is destined to leave for want of quality O-Line depth. One single injury can terminate a career, and Seahawks have been worst 25% injury in league under Carroll. In 2020, Bucs were most healthy team. Cheifs were not, and couldn’t sustain all the way through the playoffs.

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