The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports Jackson will receive $42.5 million, including $19 million in guarantees and bonuses. Jackson is 28 years old and racked up 158 tackles last season as one of the Comeback Player of the Year candidates.
The Dick Jauron’s 4-3 defense is going to be tweaked this off-season, yet keeping D’Qwell Jackson was a top priority. The Browns are gambling this contract pans out as Jackson is a high risk player for injury. It’s not easy handing over a heavy contract to a player who has missed 26 games due to injury in 2009-10. The Browns likely have an out clause in the deal, yet are optimistic they get another productive season out of Jackson.
James is a diehard fantasy football fan who has been playing for over 20 years. He doesn’t have a favorite team, mainly from moving around a lot when he was a kid. This has to lead to many fantasy championships as James drafts with his head, not with his heart. James also plays heavily in Dynasty Football and loves DFS and Picking games. He’s excited to see where he can go writing for Gridiron Experts