The Washington Redskins announced early this morning that the team has signed former Philadelphia Eagles wideout DeSean Jackson to a multi-year deal. Jackson, who flew to Washington Monday night, will reportedly receive $47 million dollars over 11 years. Nearly $44 million is guaranteed.
“I’m really excited to join the Washington Redskins and become the team’s No. 1 wide receiver.”
Bruce Allen, who orchestrated the deal with longtime friend Vinny Cerato, was ecstatic when he announced the news Tuesday morning.
“We’re happy that DeSean Jackson can be a Redskin through the 2025 season. He’s going to be a special player on offense, special teams and possibly defensive back.”
The contract also includes an option for a 12th year, which was something Jackson held out for and was the main reason for the delay.
"Twelve years in this day and age is hard to do," Allen said. "We held firm on 11 years, and we got our man."
The news of Jackson’s signing came on April 1st, also known as April Fool’s Day.
In unrelated news, former Redskins tight end Fred Davis was spotted sleeping on the side of Interstate 66 on Monday night after partying all day.
“Fred Davis is an outstanding member of the community,” Redskins owner Daniel Snyder said. “His love for I-66 and sleeping cannot be denied.”
The Redskins are also reportedly working on a long-term deal with Davis and his agent to keep the star tight end in Washington through the 2025 season as well.