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Report: D'Qwell Jackson gets $42.5 mil extension

Posted on: February 27, 2012 2:11 pm
Edited on: February 27, 2012 2:15 pm
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Jackson wanted a five-year extension, and that's exactly what he got. (US Presswire)
By Josh Katzowitz

D’Qwell Jackson was one of the best comeback stories of 2011. Though Matthew Stafford took home the AP comeback player of the year award, Jackson was as good a candidate for that honor as anybody.

After missing two seasons because of pectoral injuries, Jackson returned as a force in 2011, leading the AFC with 158 tackles (second-best in the NFL), recording a career-high 3.5 sacks and recovering three fumbles (tied for best in the AFC)*.

Now, the Browns are rewarding him, as they’ve announced they’ve signed him to a multiyear contract extension. According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the deal is for five years and $42.5 million (including $19 million in guarantees and bonuses).

*Obviously, the hyperbaric chamber he loves so much was one reason he was so successful. At least in his mind.

The news obviously is great for Jackson, who wanted a five-year extension, but it’s also a positive step for the Browns, who were thinking about placing the franchise tag on Jackson at about $8.8 million for 2012.

As the Plain Dealer wrote earlier this month, the Browns also were thinking about tagging kicker Phil Dawson. That would cost them about $3.8 million since they also tagged him last season. Running back Peyton Hillis also remains an option to be tagged.

"Do I want to be back? This is where I started," Jackson told the paper in mid-February. "That's not even an afterthought to me. Yes, I want to be with the Browns, no question about it. I'm here in this locker room and I like the guys I'm playing with right now. That's all that matters."

"They indicated they wanted me back when they gave me an opportunity to come back after an injury; that was enough for me. That told me that they wanted me back. I was out for 26 games and they could've easily gone in a different direction, but they didn't. I owe it to them in a sense."

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Since: Jul 27, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2012 12:45 am
 

Report: D'Qwell Jackson gets $42.5 mil extension

I wonder what DQ's cap # is for this year.  Sounds like he's a little overpaid imo,  but if it's back-loaded and he starts playing bad then they can just cut him.  I highly doubt DQ will play out this entire contract.   I'm worried a little about how much the Browns have tied up in Gocong and DQ because I don't think they are probowl caliber,  but they are getting paid probowl $.  It is good for the Browns to reward their own talent though because that is something that prospective FA's look at.  I just hope this all works out being a life-long Browns fan I've suffered for FAR too long. 



Since: May 15, 2009
Posted on: February 28, 2012 12:36 am
 

Report: D'Qwell Jackson gets $42.5 mil extension

Anyone who has to read up on whom Jackson is for the browns don't really know football! You shouldn't admit that you had to search and look up who he really was, and proves you don't know football.  You may know who wins games and perhaps the qb/rb combo.  This is the reason why fantasy football should always include players, ie. idp versus just team play.  Defense is half of the team, remember that.  Congrats, D'Quell but i still think you got lucky due to 2 injured years.




Since: Feb 27, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2012 12:13 am
 

Report: D'Qwell Jackson gets $42.5 mil extension

Yes, arinze121, because if YOU don't know about him, he's not worth it.  Sam Bradford got 50 million dollars before he even played a snap in the NFL.  How'd you feel about that?



Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2012 12:08 am
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Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: February 27, 2012 8:47 pm
 

Report: D'Qwell Jackson gets $42.5 mil extension

It's bad any time 40 million and a guy I have to check on the link to see who they are talking about is associated together.  Can you say overpaid much???


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Since: Feb 27, 2012
Posted on: February 27, 2012 8:36 pm
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Since: Nov 9, 2010
Posted on: February 27, 2012 8:30 pm
 

Report: D'Qwell Jackson gets $42.5 mil extension

Hey D. Congrats. Fear the Turtle



Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: February 27, 2012 6:02 pm
 

Report: D'Qwell Jackson gets $42.5 mil extension

A good player on a lousy team....mediocre player on a good team ....a 7th round draft pick on a playoff team. Makes tackles way downfield.



Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: February 27, 2012 5:37 pm
 

Report: D'Qwell Jackson gets $42.5 mil extension

The problem with Jackson is too many of his tackles are 7-8 yards downfield.  He is not strong enough to take on O-lineman at the line of scrimmage.



Since: May 4, 2010
Posted on: February 27, 2012 4:56 pm
 

Report: D'Qwell Jackson gets $42.5 mil extension

Tell you what TeBrow. We will give you Hillis as long as you have to Keep Tebow for ever and suffer with that! Deal, good trade for league and Browns. Denver will suffer for next 5-10 years with that.


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