Two days after the Eagles lost a gut-wrenching playoff game to the New Orleans Saints, DeSean Jackson is already making waves that could hurt the Eagles' chances next year.
Jackson feels he deserves a new contract.
“Hopefully we can work things out smoothly and not have to worry about anything out of the ordinary," Jackson told Phil Sheridan of ESPN. "I definitely feel it’s something deserving.”
Jackson may have a point, having a career year with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns.
His cap hit next season is $12.5 million, and if he's cut, it will cost the team $6 million.
DJax is the best option for this team going forward; however, this isn’t the first time he has publicly complained about his contract, according to Sheridan. After airing his grievances with his contract in 2011, he signed a new five-year contract in March of 2012. There is a good chance the Eagles may not be able or want to meet Jackson’s demands.
If he isn’t back next season, here are the top five options for the Eagles to replace his spot on the roster.