Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) carries the ball during the second quarter against the Chicago Bears at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Bears 54-11. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

DeSean Jackson wants new deal, security

Philadelphia Eagles No. 1 wide receiver DeSean Jackson had by far his best year as a pro, as the bona fide deep threat looked far more consistent than he did in years past. No longer a talented-but-inconsistent wideout, Jackson is truly a No. 1 guy that a QB like Nick Foles can rely on, and he finished the 2013 season with 82 receptions for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns, with all of those totals either surpassing or matching his previous career highs. It was truly a remarkable campaign for Jackson, who has made strides as a route-runner and is a less-raw pass-catcher and shook off disappointing 2011 and 2012 seasons with his big year.

However, Jackson is unhappy with his current deal, because he doesn’t believe that he has enough security. According to Eagles beat writer Tim McManus, Jackson wants a restructured deal so that he can have more guaranteed money, as he is frustrated that he isn’t going to make guaranteed money for the remainder of his contract, which runs out until 2017.

Jackson feels that he deserves the security and wants the Eagles organization to rework his deal so that he receives guaranteed money, though it’s perfectly fair to wonder why Jackson accepted the deal in the first place. Anyway, McManus notes that Jackson is making about $10 million per season, so the Eagles would end up taking away a significant amount of that money in order to turn that into guaranteed money in a restructured deal. That would free up some cap space for the team, and it would also keep Jackson happy, if he is indeed that worried about suffering a serious injury.

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