Details on DeSean Jackson’s five-year contract are still coming in. At its height, with escalators, it is believed to be worth $51 million. A source tells ProFootballTalk that it breaks down as such:
He gets $10 million to sign, along with a $750,000 base salary and a $250,000 workout bonus in 2012. In 2013, Jackson receives a $6.75 million base salary, $4 million of which is fully guaranteed. The other $2.75 million is guaranteed for injury only. He also will receive a $250,000 workout bonus, which increases the two-year take to $18 million.
In 2014, Jackson will receive a base salary of $10.25 million, $250,000 of which is fully guaranteed and $250,000 of it is guaranteed for injury only. (Those guarantees go away if he receives the workout bonus in 2012 and 2013.) He also will be eligible for a $250,000 workout bonus.
In 2015, the base salary will be $9.75 million, with a $250,000 workout bonus. And in 2016, the base salary will be $8.25 million, with a $250,000 workout bonus.
Meanwhile, Twitter was abuzz almost immediately with trends related to DeSean’s deal. Here are our a few of our favorite gut reactions:
From @theguyotc: I don’t know what DeSean Jackson will say about his deal when he gets back on Twitter, but I’m fairly sure I won’t understand it. #Eagles
From @Sluttyy_Boyyy: Now dat DeSean Jackson finally got his deal, we dnt need him doing anymore “music.”
From @RealCousinB: DeSean Jackson is 1 Troy Polomalu hit away from retirement!
From @RogerGoodell: When I heard Desean Jackson got 5 years, I thought it was from a judge.