Tyson Jackson’s Deal Gets Redone

With the big contracts signed for WR Dwayne Bowe and P Dustin Colquitt, and picking up another big number next week when the Alex Smith trade is completed, the Chiefs needed room under the 2013 salary cap to stay active in adding personnel to the team.

They got that from DE Tyson Jackson. ESPN.com reports that Jackson has agreed to new terms on his contract for the season. He was due $14,720,000 in base pay for the 2013 season, and had a number under the salary cap of $17,470,000.

The coming season was going to be the final year of his contract that was redone last year. Unless he took a big pay cut, it would appear the new deal would have to include additional years to push out the money due him.

10 Responses to “Tyson Jackson’s Deal Gets Redone”

  • March 5, 2013  - Kenny says:

    Nice, perhaps they can do something with Dorsey as well.

  • March 5, 2013  - txchief says:

    I hope he got about fifty cents. Five sacks and 113 tackles in four years for the third pick in the 2009 draft? He’s already been paid ten times what he’s earned on the field. BOOO!

  • March 5, 2013  - j.t. collins says:

    Ya Ken… they can, let him walk.Canty is 4 times better than Dorsey/Jackson.Canty has more sacks ,than both of these players combined.1 player for the price of 2…makes more cents to me.

  • March 6, 2013  - ChuckXX says:

    My philosophy has been that both Jackson and Dorsey are very overpaid under achievers. Two picks that really made very little impact considering where they were drafted.

  • March 6, 2013  - Dio says:

    We’ll have to wait to see the financial details on this one but I thought Jackson played his best football in the last half of last season. I think he is a solid but unspectacular player but one we can win with. Not his fault he was way overdrafted.

  • March 6, 2013  - Niblick says:

    Dio-I agree with your assesment of Jackson. I hoping that he will even play better without the pressure of being a top draft pick and the huge salary. He was drafted way too high by Pioli. He did play better the last half of last season and has shown flashes of being a solid player.

  • March 6, 2013  - David says:

    Agree with Dio and Niblick. Strike me as likely that Glenn Dorsey gets his walking papers, and Sharrif Floyd goes #1 to the Chiefs. (Unless the Chiefs can trade down and get one or more additional early-round picks, in which case Floyd may be gone.)

  • March 6, 2013  - el cid says:

    No fan of Jackson but he did not pick himself at #1, someone else did. He is here and seems involved in stopping the run. If the price were stretched far enough, you have to have a DE on the roster.

    Cannot say the same for Dorsey. He tried but was a 4-3 guy, square peg in round hole.

    It took 4 seasons for Pioli to get this roster filled with his people, some will have to stay, at least for the present. Maybe even Cassel, restructed and all?

  • March 6, 2013  - txchief says:

    Matt will need a new look and a new identity if he stays in KC…maybe Leon Sandcassel.

  • March 6, 2013  - cychief24 says:

    Seriously, what Pioli draft pick wasn’t a reach?

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