DeSean Jackson, coming off the best season of his career, made it clear Monday that he wants the Eagles to re-negotiate the five-year contract he signed 22 months ago.
Jackson signed a five-year, $48.25341 million contract extension in March of 2012 that included a $10 million signing bonus. He earned $6.75 million this past year and is scheduled to earn base salaries of $10.25 million in 2014 and $9.75 million in both 2015 and 2016, along with $250,000 workout bonuses each year.
Jackson is due $30.5 million over the next three years in base salary and workout bonuses but not including incentive bonuses.
The deal was negotiated by Drew Rosenhaus, who no longer represents Jackson. Jackson’s agent is now Joel Segal.
“I definitely feel it’s something deserving,” Jackson said at his locker in the NovaCare Complex on locker cleanout day. “We’ll see how that plays out, and hopefully we can work things out smoothly and not have to worry about anything out of the ordinary.
“But I definitely feel like it’s deserving. I’m proven in this league, and after this past year, went out there, no distractions, and just really put it all in for my team and went out there and had a lot of success, so we’ll see how it goes.”
The contract raised a few eyebrows when it was signed mainly because it paid Jackson as if he were a focused pro (which even he would admit he wasn't at the time). Now that he's become one, he is looking for more than the $30.5 million he's set to make over the next three seasons in base salary. He will be the 4th-highest paid WR without a raise. This will be a situation to monitor.