Feb 21, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey speaks to the media in a press conference during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Monday DeSean Jackson Update

For those of you who could not keep up with the DeSean Jackson news this weekend, here’s where we are and where we are probably going.

First, you are all probably aware the Eagles released Jackson on Friday afternoon, shortly after a report about a potential connection between Jackson and a Los Angeles-based gang. Concern over how intense his relationship was with those gang members were quickly toned down after the Chiefs quickly threw their hat into the ring.

There was actually a point where the Chiefs were considered one of the leading contenders for Jackson.

Things seemed to be moving on as usual until Saturday night when the Chiefs leaked to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport they were out on Jackson. It should be noted no one else is independently reporting the Chiefs are out on Jackson, though the general consensus seems to be Rapoport’s report is accurate. Adam Teicher has already written a post about how it is good the Chiefs passed on Jackson.

We now think the reason why the Chiefs backed out is because of Jackson’s financial demands. Several tweets from reporters suggest Jackson’s asking price is not in tune with the market. Jackson has a visit scheduled with Washington today, so if he leaves without signing then maybe some things changed. Washington is known for massive contract offers so it wouldn’t be a surprise if Jackson ended up in Washington.

To get an idea of what the money is looking like for Jackson, here’s Spotrac’s prediction:

This is almost the same contract he signed with Philadelphia in 2012. For perspective on the market, Eric Decker received a five-year, $36.25 million deal with $15 million guaranteed. One would think Jackson is probably going into Washington looking for Dwayne Bowe or Mike Wallace money. Given the depth of this year’s draft and the way free agency played out for wide receivers, it is going to be hard for Jackson to get that kind of money. But if there is a team that would overpay like that for him it would be Washington.

We’ll see how things play out, but for now the Chiefs should stay away from the kind of contract it appears Jackson could be asking for at the moment.





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  • Stacy D. Smith

    If that’s what he wants, the team is right to stay away from him. He’s going to get the biggest contract, any of any player at his position, in the fourth week of free agency?

    • tm1946

      If some team can pay him, why not. Chiefs not involved, losing interest in this guy rather quickly.

  • Dart Vade

    hahaha, what would be the point? So “Mr. not real QB game manager” can look at him wide open, after noticing Bowe wide open as well and then check down to the running back. Bowe went from an all pro to no-pro just bc of the quarterback, good luck in luring another WR to sacrifice his career!!!

    • Roc

      Not sure what games you watched last season, but Bowe barely got open all season long.

      • KCMikeG

        And Smith showed he could throw downfield with accuracy. Old habits die hard and complaining about our QB has become a learn behavior.

    • tm1946

      Do not want to spoil your fantasy world but Bowe was a no show last season. Sort of like a lot of “big time” players, took his money and took the year off. The rest of us only can hope Bowe decides to play this year, it got old for him backing up to the pay window after games in a spotless uni.

    • Troy Utt

      You Sir obviously know exactly jack about what went on during last season! I’ll give you Bowe going from All-Pro to No-Pro (your words) as he only averaged 45 ypg. & didn’t have a 100yd rec game until the WC game vs Indy. That however was not the fault of the QB…
      One would be hard pressed to find a better QB on the field down the stretch of the second half than Alex Smith. And even as prolific as Manning & the Bronco’s offense were Smith & KC put up more points during that period! Perfect Passer Rating aside in a game, or the record setting game he played during the WC round while the D collapsed…
      I could go on as to how Smith finished the season ranked higher in every statisical category than Kaep, Luck Griffen, & Wilson…
      (wilson had 3 more td’s… all other area’s =to or above)
      But then I’d just be bragging! Go somewhere else to troll!!!

  • tazer15

    Bowe has always just been a flash in the pan he shows up then he doesnt.He still drops balls and refuses to play all out every play.Dart Vade you havent a clue what your talking about go look stupid elsewhere.Im a big believer in this Reid Dorsey regime.That being said they over spent on a bunch of nothing last year and have put us against the wall this year.The reason this offseason has been so frustrating is because they went hog wild with our money.And for who? Donnie Avery ??? No matter how much you like someone you still have to point out there mistakes.And we are reaping thier mistakes big time right now.Thier 1st round pick was a bust last year also.And yes I know he played better the last couple games but thats still considered a wasted pick.He was worked and hurt most of the year.

  • Pessimisticchiefsfan

    After reading this article it’s surprising to think that the chiefs actually have the most over paid WR in the NFL