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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