DeSean Jackson is angling for a new contract, but he isn’t making waves about it.
Jackson has clearly outperformed (there’s some agent-speak) his rookie contract, a four-year, $3.47 million deal that has two years remaining on it. The Eagles certainly recognize that.
But Jackson said from his youth football camp that there hasn’t been any momentum toward a new deal, which isn’t a surprise, considering the labor contract uncertainty.
“There has been no progress so far,” Jackson told Tyler Dunne of The Philadelphia Daily News. “I’m looking forward to just working with them and hopefully making something happen.”
According to Daily News columnist Paul Domowitch, Jackson earned $776,000 last season, including $385,000 in base salary and a $391,000 roster bonus. This season, he’s scheduled to earn $805,000 ($470,000 in base salary and a $335,000 roster bonus).
Nothing here screams of distraction. When Jackson missed the final week of voluntary organized team activities earlier this month, Eagles coach Andy Reid downplayed the absence and said the Pro Bowl receiver would report on time when training camp opens July 29.