Veteran wide receiver DeSean Jackson has asked to leave the Los Angeles Rams, but how much is his contract worth at the franchise? And what is Jackson’s net worth after a long NFL career?
Jackson asks to leave Rams
After being released from the Philadelphia Eagles earlier this year, DeSean Jackson signed a contract with the LA Rams.
The Rams are the fourth team he has played for in the NFL, following two stints at the Eagles, the Redskins, and the Buccaneers.
Despite a strong appearance in week three against the Bucs, including a touchdown on three receptions in the match verses his former employers.
Since then however, Jackson has rarely featured for the Rams, and has officially asked to leave the franchise.
The 34-year-old, who has never won the Super Bowl, will not be on the roster for the Rams game against the Houston Texans this weekend.
“He’s a tremendous player that has a great track record and resume,” explained coach Sean McVay.
“This hasn’t exactly been probably what he envisioned.
“I think he deserves an opportunity to be able to see if there’s better options out there for him and that’s where we’re at.”
How much is Jackson’s Rams contract worth?
Jackson signed a one-year contract with the Rams when he joined in April 2021.
It is believed to be worth around $4.5 million with $2.75 million of that guaranteed.
That is a sharp fall from his previous contract during his 2019-2021 spell with the Eagles.
That deal was worth just short of $28 million over the three-year length of the contract.
The biggest contract Jackson has signed in his career was during his first spell at the Eagles.
A bumper five-year deal was worth $47 million, with a signing bonus of $10 million.
When he moved to the Redskins in 2014, his contract almost halved in value, down to $24 million.
What are Jackson’s career earnings and net worth?
Jackson’s net worth is estimated to be in the region of around $14 million.
That figure might seem relatively small, considering the LA-native has total career earnings nudging $90 million.
Despite playing football and getting well paid for it, NFL players aren’t immune from paying tax.
Their tax rate is among the highest in country at 41.95%.
In addition, they must also pay the ‘jock tax’, whereby tax is due on every game they play in any state, according to the state tax code.