Eagles WR DeSean Jackson is seeking a pay day in line with the recently-adjusted market for star receivers. Santonio Holmes signed a five-year, $45.5 million contract in late July before Larry Fitzgerald broke the bank with an eight-year, $128.5 mega-deal.
Agent Drew Rosenhaus is eyeing a five-year deal that fits somewhere between the two, though much closer to Holmes money. The Eagles do not appear to be near that ballpark and have yet to make an offer, according to a league source.
Without an offer there can be no counter-offer, and so silence stands in its place.
During an appearance on 97.5 The Fanatic Thursday, Banner was asked if the Eagles are capable financially of giving a significant extension to somebody like Jackson.
“Mathematically we are in a position where we can sign someone to an extension,” said Banner. “At the same time there are numbers that get so large that you can’t do that. But that is not what would keep us from doing something with somebody at this point.”