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A DeSean Jackson extension doable? Eagles say yes

Posted on: August 31, 2011 4:32 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

The Eagles recently gave Michael Vick a big old pile of money to be their quarterback for at least the next six years. That made everyone happy, except perhaps wideout DeSean Jackson, who still wants more money from Philadelphia.

So where does this contract leave Jackson? Well, it's pretty interesting, actually, apparently the Eagles still have enough money left to extend Jackson, according to team president Joe Banner.

"It is possible. Is that what you're asking me, to extend another player?" Banner said of Jackson, per Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer. "It is possible. If you're asking me a mathematical question, I say yes."

I love this answer. Like, a lot -- Banner's admitting that the Eagles could extend Jackson. But he's not saying anything about whether or not they will extend Jackson.

Perhaps most terrifying for Jackson is the fact that the Eagles, having given Vick all that money, now have their franchise tag open for 2012. And while that would surely result in Jackson making many more millions of dollars than he's making right now, it would also result in the wide receiver playing on a one-year contract.

He's made it clear that he'd like a little more long-term security from Philadelphia, so that could escalate things between he and the team leading up to next year.

But, then again, it's entirely possible that they could extend him before that ever becomes an issue. The math says so anyway.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 4:21 pm
 

A DeSean Jackson extension doable? Eagles say yes



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Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: September 1, 2011 7:37 am
 

A DeSean Jackson extension doable? Eagles say yes

*Donte Hall* not deangelo




Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: September 1, 2011 7:27 am
 

A DeSean Jackson extension doable? Eagles say yes

I never said Jackson wasn't a talented player, I just stated a fact that he's an average deep threat wide out. What seperates him from Devon Hester or Deangelo Hall? They both catch the same amount of balls and have better return games. Fact of the matter is i don't feel he has done anything to warrant an extension, and apperantly neither does his own head office. Finding a wide out with speed and return ability is not that hard. U bring up good points but thats just how i feel.




Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: September 1, 2011 5:34 am
 

A DeSean Jackson extension doable? Eagles say yes

AIRFORCE1- Downplaying Jackson's abilities just a tad arent you? First things first, his rookie year, he played every game, only started 15. His second year he played in 15, and last year he missed 2 because of an absolute ridiculous (in terms of violence, not saying it was "cheap") hit. He's not exactly "injury-prone" Hell, he's missed as many games in his career as Andre Johnson did last year alone. Does that make Johnson "injury-prone" and "average"? Anyway...youre nuts if you dont think Jackson has outplayed his contract. Im not saying the Eagles should extend him ASAP, and Im certainly not saying he deserves Fitzgerald money.  No, he'll probably never catch 100 balls in a season. Thats not his job, you said it yourself, he is a deep threat. One that defenses have to account for, and sacrifice underneath coverage to do it. He opens up the "short range" game so Maclin can catch 70, McCoy can catch 78, and the Eagles can, you know, run their West Coast offense. You also completely ignore his impact in the return game. He's returned at least one punt for a TD every year in the league. Tom Coughlin was sufficiently concerned about him that he almost murdered his punter on live TV last year for kicking to him. He's also scored a rushing TD every year in the league. Thats 7 more TDs over his 3 years that you fail to account for. 24 TDs in 3 seasons. Not too shabby. Again, I dont think he should get Fitzgerald money, but he certainly is in line for a hefty raise, Be it this year or next.



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: August 31, 2011 7:46 pm
 

A DeSean Jackson extension doable? Eagles say yes

I think the NFL gave the Eagles all the unused salary cap room from the Bengals and the other cheap crappy teams.  That is the only way this makes sense.  They seem to be able to hand out mega contracts to everyone.



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: August 31, 2011 7:35 pm
 

A DeSean Jackson extension doable? Eagles say yes

WOW! I love these experts who label athletes like Jackson punks. He loves to play the game and likes to be a showboat at times.Like other athletes don't do the same.( Brian Wilson on the Giants is one example).  He doesn't get into trouble, hasn't said boo about how upset he is with his contract(about 90 WR's make more).He held out because he'll lose everything if he gets hurt in pre-season. He made an off the wall comment on pay radio about the gays. It was taken out of context. But he's a punk. Yet these same people will say how Ray Lewis is a great example for the young players. If Jackson's a punk, then the NFL is nothing but punks. Start watching NASCAR they don't have any punks...Wait a minute, Does Tony Stewart still race?...OK my bad.



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: August 31, 2011 5:56 pm
 

A DeSean Jackson extension doable? Eagles say yes

wow, where did the race card come from?

It came from an amateur commentor on sportsline with a reputation of 10.


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