Michael Vick Suggests DeSean Jackson Could Hold Out of Eagles Camp
DeSean Jackson was selected in the second round of the NFL draft by the Eagles in 2008, meaning he hasn’t made the type of money the highly-selected rookies have. The dynamic receiver is only scheduled to earn $565,000 for the upcoming season despite being one of the top playmakers in the league. Given his shoddy contract situation, he may be considering a holdout.
“Hopefully, he’ll be here tomorrow,” Michael Vick said of Jackson. “DeSean just has some things to think about and some decisions to make that only himself can make.”
Jackson’s agent is Drew Rosenhaus who says he’s learned that playing hardball with the Eagles doesn’t work. He’s still reportedly considering a holdout which makes some sense. You’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn’t believe Jackson deserves more money, and that probably includes the Eagles. Yes he’s under contract, but when you play in the NFL you have to get the money while you’re healthy . For someone like Jackson who suffered a concussion last season, there is even more urgency to get paid.