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Tyson Jackson’s New Contract Details

The Kansas City Chiefs were expected to cut DE Tyson Jackson unless he agreed to restructure his contract.

And Jackson restructured.

Jackson was scheduled to make $14.72 million. Now, his deal is much more manageable.

Jackson’s new base salary is $4.2 million. He will receive $4 million guaranteed. He’ll also receive a $500,000 workout bonus and can achieve $3.875 million in escalators.

That makes Jackson’s new deal count as $7.2 against the salary cap.

I seriously doubt Jackson was going to be able to swing $7 million in 2013 through a free agency contract.

By restructuring his deal, Jackson guarantees himself at least $4 million and also buys himself more time to develop and prove he really is worth a big time payday.

Jackson isn’t exactly hurting for money. He was drafted in the era of monster rookie contracts and he was taken as the third pick in his draft class.

But Jackson hasn’t lived up to his draft stock. While most players can’t wait to hit free agency, for other players, sometimes staying with their current team and taking an abbreviated version of their deal is advantageous. Jackson is worth more to the Chiefs right now than he is to the market, and he and his agent probably realize that.

For the Chiefs, they buy themselves another year of Jackson’s services and while he isn’t a world beater, “Tin Man” is certainly adequate enough to start.

Tags: Kansas City Chiefs Tyson Jackson

  • chiefridgy

    Nice. Thanks again Tin Man!

  • Jason

    With the chiefs supposedly having a more aggressive blitzing d this year I could see Tyson walking away with at least 5 sacks this year. IMO that would be great for him and would help his stock in fa next year.

    • Darkwolf1414

      5 sacks for a 3-4 DE would be really good. I agree.

  • kirk

    What number is that? five thousand hundred? lmao

    • gjrchief

      5million! Hell of a workout bonus. Leave it to the chiefs to pay a guy more for lifting weights than playing on sundays.

      • kirk

        5mill! his fat a** better be ripped with 0.3% body fat come season time lol

    • Steve Blank

      lol…5 thousand thousand…oops!

  • Steve Blank

    good for him…good for us…we all win…now bring in Margus Hunt in the 3rd…if he is available…that dude is a beast

  • freshmeat62

    Way, way, way too much for this guy!