Recently released former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson won’t have a lack of opportunities in front of him as numerous teams are already in line for his services.
But could Jackson end up cashing in despite his release?
According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, Jackson could command a larger contract than he was due from the Eagles.
“It’s very possible that one team that views Jackson as the last piece of the puzzle will make a significant offer that covers more than one season — and that possibly pays Jackson (between bonus and salary) as much or more than he was due to earn in Philly for 2014” writes Florio, “If it’s a one-year deal, look for it to possibly be in the range of $6 million or $7 million. “
That alone rules certain teams such as the Panthers, who were linked to Jackson earlier, out of the running.
Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports reports that the Chiefs, Jets and Raiders are all “pursuing” Jackson.
The Chiefs could easily create enough cap space by restructuring S Eric Berry‘s contract to sign Jackson.
Money wouldn’t be a problem for either the the Raiders or Jets, since both teams are sitting at $14 million and $28 million of cap room respectively.