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What Is DeSean’s Worth?

DeSean Jackson is seeking a new contract  with three years of very good production. In terms of statistics, he is one of the best young receivers in NFL history. Only three players in NFL history have ever had more receiving yards before their 24th birthday – Randy Moss (4,765), David Boston (3,227) and Larry Fitzgerald (3,135). Jackson is one of eight players in NFL history to have topped 900 receiving yards in each of his first three seasons. The metrics won’t favor DeSean because he is boom or bust at the receiver spot, but his effect on the way defenses play the Eagles is undeniable. And his impact isn’t just as a receiver, he is already the best punt returner in franchise history.

In an attempt to figure out just how much DeSean will be paid, I’ll look at contracts of other big time NFL receivers and their three seasons prior to their extension or new contract and their age and years pro at the time of extension. Here are DeSean’s numbers:

DeSean Jackson

Age

24

Years Pro

3

Receptions

171

Receiving Yards

3124

Touchdowns

17

All Purpose Yards

4573

All Purpose TDs

24

Pro-Bowls  

2

All Pro Nominations

1

Missed Games

3

Now look at his numbers in comparison to Santonio Holmes’, Sidney Rice’s, Brandon Marshall’s, Andre Johnson’s, Anquan Boldin’s, Miles Austin’s, Roddy White’s and Greg Jennings’, all of whom have received contract extensions in the past 2 years.