After signing a five year, 48 million dollar deal in March 2012, DeSean Jackson believes he deserves to re-negotiate his contract.
"I definitely feel it's something deserving," Jackson told Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com on locker cleanout day. "We'll see how that plays out, and hopefully we can work things out smoothly and not have to worry about anything out of the ordinary.
"But I definitely feel like it's deserving", Jackson continued, "I'm proven in this league, and after this past year, went out there, no distractions, and just really put it all in for my team and went out there and had a lot of success, so we'll see how it goes."
Under first year head coach Chip Kelly, Jackson caught 82 passes for a career-high 1,332 yards with nine touchdowns. Jackson is scheduled to earn a base salary $10.25 million next year and $9.75 million in both 2015 and 2016.
In terms of average salary per year, Calvin Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald head the list of top paid wide outs, a list in which Jackson ranks eighth. It's pretty clear from his statements that he wants to join Johnson and Fitz in the 16 million dollar a year territory. While Jackson had a great season, with three years left on his deal, there is little reason for the Eagles to re-negotiate. If Jackson misses voluntary off-season workouts, he'll forfeit a $250,000 workout bonus, and any holdout after that would cause the price would go up quickly.
Right now, Jackson is in low WR 1 territory for fantasy owners, but any prolonged holdout would likely cause him to slip in next year's draft.