When DeSean Jackson signed with Drew Rosenhaus this season you knew that it probably meant trouble. They couldn’t do anything during the season, but now that the season is over it’s a different story. Jackson is signed through 2011 but is not scheduled to make the kind of money a Pro Bowl receiver earns (he’s scheduled to make less than a third of what Reggie Brown makes).
Rosenhaus has the reputation to be very aggressive with contract talks and convince his players they are worth the big bucks. Jackson is definitely worth more than he’s scheduled to be paid, but the Eagles might not be ready to negotiate. If they are, it’s not likely that their figure will match Rosenhaus’ figure but that’s all part of the process. Rosenhaus will fight to get Jackson as much money as he can because the more Jackson gets paid, the more Rosenhaus gets paid.
I would say its almost a certainty that Rosenhaus will approach the Eagles about Jackson’s contract. The interesting thing will be how the Eagles react to these talks. Another interesting thing will be Jackson’s thoughts on the situation. Is he going to be willing to wait another season or will he let Rosenhaus get in his head and convince him it needs to be done now.
It’s a very interesting topic. I do agree that Jackson is worth much more than he’s going to be paid. However, he did sign a contract so there’s the argument that he should honor it. Also, he is young so his big payday will come, even if it’s not this season.
So, we could be in store for some real frustration this season. I’m hoping that it doesn’t get too ugly between the two sides and Jackson’s offseason isn’t affected by it.