Five Reasons The Eagles Should Not Give DeSean Jackson a Big Contract

February 19, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

DeSean Jackson dropped in the 2008 draft because of who he was as a person, not because of his value as a football player.
It lead to Donnie Avery, Devin Thomas, Jordy Nelson, James Hardy, Eddie Royal and Jerome Simpson being selected before the California standout.
Since then he has outplayed all of those players, but he is only due $565,000 next season.
It's a great deal for the Eagles while Jackson, who after three years as a pro already has two Pro Bowls, feels slighted and wants a contract worthy of a No. 1 receiver.
The biggest problem for Jackson and his agent Drew Rosenhaus is they are up against one of the smartest teams in the NFL when it comes to financial decisions.
Once the Eagles weigh in all of the factors, it would be foolish to think they are going to cough up a lot of dough to make Jackson happy.
The following five reasons will ultimately cost Jackson his big pay day.
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