DeSean Jackson Makes Out Nicely With Redskins Contract

DeSean Jackson may have been cut, but he wasn’t bleeding for long. The wide receiver, who was released by the Philadelphia Eagles amid strange allegations of “gang ties,” is now a member of the division rival Washington Redskins. With his new contract, Jackson will be making out nicely.

The Washington deal is reportedly worth $24 million over three years. Jackson will receive $16 million of guaranteed money. By comparison, he was entering the third year of a five-year deal with the Eagles before his release. Had he stayed in Philadelphia, Jackson would have earned $10.5 million for the 2014 season.

Coming off a career season, but suffering damage to his reputation, Jackson’s deal with the Redskins appears mutually beneficial for player and team.