It’s Signed, It’s a Deal

The Chiefs announced Friday afternoon that they have a signed agreement with No. 1 draft  choice DE Tyson Jackson.

Early indications are that the deal with Jackson is for five years, and somewhere just short of $60 million, with $31 million in guaranteed dollars. If accurate, the guaranteed money is the most any player has received in franchise history.

On top of the $28 million guarantee that went to QB Matt Cassel, that’s $59 million in Hunt Family money that GM Scott Pioli has committed for a pair of players that have never worn the Chiefs uniform in a game, and between them have only Cassel’s 15 NFL starts that came last year in New England. 

On Thursday evening both the National Football Post website and 610 Sports in Kansas City reported that an agreement had been reached with the young man out of Louisiana State. The details of the contract and Jackson’s signature went down Friday morning. He was on his way to River Falls, but it’s highly unlikely Jackson will see the practice field until Monday morning. That’s if he passes Todd Haley’s conditioning test.

And that might be tough to do with all that money in his wallet.

24 Responses to “It’s Signed, It’s a Deal”

  • August 7, 2009  - ChuckDiesel says:

    Holy crap!

    The most glaring stat there is that he was able to get a 5 year contract!

    It’s gonna take him a few days to get back on the field… I don’t like the fact he was holding out, I was telling a friend i was THIS close to start sending him hate mail…

    That man is gargantuan though, hopefully he can start right away and make a difference.

    Also Bob, is there a way to change the format of the blog responses where we can ‘kudos’ or ‘thumbs up’ the good posts and vote down the bad ones like I see in so many different blogs… It would help hide/weed out comments not pertinent or not topic driven.

  • August 7, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:


    Former Chiefs WR Bobby “All Arena Bob” Sippio has signed a contract with…the DETROIT LIONS!!!

    Sippio was slow, but at least he could catch the ball – SAY – why weren’t you in on this signing like stink on rice for your beleaguered no-hands receiving corp, :roll: ?

    :cool: daddy-o

  • August 7, 2009  - Rip 'em a new one says:

    Good news on TJack coming in from the cold, so to speak. Although he saw it coming ‘in technicolor’ as the old saying goes, Clark Hunt has got to be feeling another considerable hit to his cash flow, adding on to the Arrowhead renovation, Cassel’s deal and Dorsey from last year in particular.

    I have to believe that the Gods of Football Drafting have to smile on the Chiefs and their dogmatic consistency in drafting DLinemen will finally be rewarded. Because since the ’02 draft, the jury has been coming in with a sea of thumbs down, although still out for Tyler, McBride and Glenn, but not out for much longer, you know?

    Some teams are just snakebit when drafting for certain position players, i.e., the Chiefs and Dlinemen and QBs in particular. (The ghost of drafts past is wailing in the anteroom):

    ….ohhh, Sims, Blackledge, Siavii, Freeman, Vlasic, Livingston (Going old-school here for the folk w/Livingston) etc…ohhh…..

  • August 7, 2009  - BigJimInWisconsin says:

    Tyson Jackson … welcome to Camp Haley! Time to work.

    Will I see some of you at Family Fun Day tomorrow? I will be driving up from SE Wisconsin. It’ll be easy to find me, as I’m 6’10″.

    Later, Chiefs friends.
    Big Jim in Wisconsin

  • August 7, 2009  - Anonymous says:

    Thumbs down to the first post in this blog.

  • August 7, 2009  - DAVE. H. says:

    LAUGHING MY ASS OFF, Anonymous

  • August 7, 2009  - alex k says:

    actually, T jackson is out there, passed his conditioning test, and participated in afternoon drills, including 11 on 11′s. Opposite of Dorsey starting….

    He will play in the first preseason game, that is what really matters…sounds like he stayed in shape…already a positive sign

  • August 7, 2009  - truthfull T says:

    sooooo you gonna get around to updating us on the camp for 2 day errrr

  • August 7, 2009  - Johnfromfairfax says:

    Good to have all the players in camp and working toward a common goal. Looking forward to seeing us crack heads against a team other than our own. Rip, good point. Receiver seems to be another of those positions we’ve had little luck with. One of the early pioneers of the touchdown celebration, Elmo Wright being a prime example. Rin taught him his end zone dance way back when. Years from now his grandchildren will be telling their grandchildren they were there when the Chiefs resurgence began. Unfortunately they’ll also be telling them that Grampy, nee Great Grumpy missed the bus and was lamenting the good old days and lambasting the conductor while the bus drove over the mountain.

  • August 7, 2009  - ED says:

    Good to see confirmation on the deal now on to football how was practice today Bob?

  • August 7, 2009  - alex k says:

    bob isnt at practice guys, bob is in canton

  • August 7, 2009  - alex k says:

    arrowhead pride has a few updates, but the lack of bob at camp hurts when the “info” coming out says

    “The defensive end from LSU likely won’t start practicing until Monday. The Chiefs have a scrimmage Saturday night and are off Sunday. Kansas City started camp last Saturday.:”

    WRONG as always John Clayton…Jackson practiced today with the first team, and will be at the scrimmage tomorrow playing

  • August 7, 2009  - findthedr says:

    nice idea chuckdiesel.

    We cab all thank Herm for that #5 pick that the chiefs were stuck with and resulted in that inevitable/unavoidable $31 million guaranteed.

    Clark correctly rewarded him with a pink slip.

    Pioli is just cleaning up the mess.

  • August 7, 2009  - ED says:

    Dorsey and Jackson deals kind of similar I figured their deals would mirror each other. Seeing that both guys are lineman and both we drafted in the top 5. Dorsey got 5yrs 51mill w/ 22mill guranteed and Jackson got reportedly 5yrs 57mill w/31 mill guranteed. Either way good to see it done hopefully Dorsey will be able to transition to defensive end and both guys could be pillars for our defensive line for a along time.

  • August 7, 2009  - Fansince93 says:

    Yep, TJ was out there in the afternoon practice, although I thought I saw him mostly with the 2nd team D.

  • August 7, 2009  - Johnfromfairfax says:

    Did anybody get a chance to see how he looked? Did he appear to be in good condition? The last thing we want is to see him come in late and get injured. Enjoy the HOF induction ceremony everybody.

  • August 7, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    Johnfromfairfax said


    - yes, what is it now – do you want a fresh one young man?

    “yes – can someone help me with my colostomy bag?”

    - the answer came naught yet amber waves release his did… what a mess. John dismounted from his stick pony, tethered his wooden steed bunk bed & asked God to tell him a story; specifically pled for details about-

    “One of the early pioneers”

    - Rin replied, “ok. One of the early pioneers was Ronald Reagan in “Death Valley Days”, who starred whence folks had to blaze trails the hardscrabble and primitive two-lane highways the 1960′s before interstate highways prevailed as today – he was a true salt of the-

    “of the”

    - yes, of the earth man. You know, “Republican party, changed to said sensibly, presidency he. Land of ‘B’ movie star – sold Borax & went far, PATCO- Berlin Wall- SDI, Great Com-mun-i-cator!”



    Real Rin ® :cool: daddy-o, ‘search’ :shock: & ‘check’ :roll: affirming…

  • August 7, 2009  - kr24 says:

    Anyone heard how Larry Johnson is performing the last couple of practices? Is the blocking improving or no?

  • August 8, 2009  - GF says:

    It’s about damn time!

    Would Tyson have not signed a deal for this amount in June? I don’t understand why they wait until the last minute to sign these early rounders. You think they’d sign them first and then sign the late rounders a week before camp.

    I really hope our D-Line is dominant this year with all the money invested in it. B/t Dorsey and Jackson there’s over $20 mil a year. 2 linemen making starting quarterback’s pay.

    I guess now that Jackson’s signed Aaron Curry and Monroe can come to an agreement. Good luck for the guys selected right after Heyward-Bey, the Raiders have screwed alot of teams in their negotiation process there.

  • August 8, 2009  - Nick L. says:


    well said. Crabtree is obviously dilusional thinking he deserves so much money, but the raiders didnt help the situation at all.

  • August 8, 2009  - jimbo says:

    Thanks for the link on the DT Story. A great perspective on Derrick from a friend he socialized & confided in.
    Everyone should take a minute to read it, you will not be disappointed.
    Today is a great day to celebrate his legacy. I still miss him…

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