In the interest of giving board space to this topic in the FanPosts section, I thought I'd pose the question of DeSean Jackson's true value to the Eagles...a value that can not be entirely measured in stats.
So what's he worth?
We all know that this is going full pushups mode inside of a week given Jackson's agent and his penchant for douchey showboating. But Jackson's gripe is certainly legitimate.
Here are some of the salaries of the NFL's top receivers and, undoubtedly, Rosenhaus is going to ask for top receiver money. Incidentally, today's contracts to Sidney Rice (5 years 40+ million) and Santonio Holmes (5 years 50 million) only serve to drive up the price.
Andre Johnson--7 years $73 million
Roddy White--6 year $50 million
Calvin Johnson--6 year $55 million
Larry FItzgerald--4 year $40 million
Reggie Wayne--six-year, $39 million
Now these are arguably the best 5 receivers in the game, so for DeSean to think he is going to get top-tier money like Johnson & Johnson is probably a bit far fetched. But is he worth to the Eagles what Santonio Holmes is to the Jets? Is he worth what Brandon Marshall (5 years, $50 million) is to the Dolphins? DeSean was paid $480,000 last year and stands to make $565,000 this year.
This holdout could last a long time.