Jackson focusing on future
DeSean Jackson is headed for Washington D.C.
“I’m happy about the situation I’m in here. At the end of the day, it’s all about winning in the NFL,” Jackson said during a conference call Wednesday.
According to The Sports Xchange, Jackson gets a $5 million signing bonus. His deal is technically for four years and $32 million where 2017 voids if he is on the roster five days after the 2016 Super Bowl.
Part of guaranteed $16 million is $6.25 million in workout bonuses and per-game roster bonuses in 2014-15. His base salaries of $1 million in 2014 and $3.75 million in 2015 are also guaranteed.
The salary cap charge is $4.25 million this year.
“We’re excited to have him,” Gruden said in a statement Wednesday. “Any time you have an opportunity to get a splash player like DeSean Jackson, you have to do your best to get him. Fortunately Bruce Allen and Dan Snyder got it done, but we’re excited to have the competitor and the player of DeSean’s caliber.”
Jackson visited Robert Griffin III in Los Angeles last weekend before flying to Washington to meet with coach Jay Gruden, general manager Bruce Allen and other team personnel. His two-day tour included a night on the town with cornerback DeAngelo Hall and wide receiver Pierre Garcon.
“I think first off, I feel they embraced me as far as RGIII; Hall reached out to me and made it feel like it was home for me here,” Jackson said. “After everything that was going on the past couple days and the last week, that’s a big step and first move for me. I think DeAngelo Hall really stepped up to the plate and you know called me and just said, ‘Look bro, I know I’ve been playing against you for a long time, but this is a situation where I think if you came in here, I think you could help us out a lot.
“I think this place right here is a great place and has some great things going on and I’m just happy to be an addition to help this team win.”