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  • Jackson deal could be cut short

    By Jim Thomas
    ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
    08/29/2008

    KANSAS CITY In order for Steven Jackson to reach escalators that would void the final two years of his contract, he needs to put together four very solid seasons for the Rams.

    According to league sources, Jackson needs to average 1,200 yards rushing and 400 yards receiving over the first four years of his new contract from 2008 through 2011 to void the final two years of his six-year deal.

    Interestingly, during his three seasons as a starter in St. Louis (2005-07) Jackson has averaged 1,199 yards rushing and 466 yards receiving.

    If Jackson reaches the 1,200-400 average, his base salary will increase, or "escalate," $3 million in both 2012 and 2013, the final two years of his contract. But if he reaches those statistical plateaus, either he or the Rams will be able to void the final two years of his contract.

    Either party would have to exercise that option within a week of the end of the 2011 season. But keep in mind, even if the final two years of the contract were voided, the Rams would have the option of placing the franchise tag on Jackson following the 2011 campaign.

    Without the escalators, Jackson's contract is worth $44.805 million over six years, according to figures filed with the NFL Players Association. The official signing bonus is $11.395 million, and $20.5 million of the deal is guaranteed.

    Besides the signing bonus, the rest of the guaranteed money comes in the form of Jackson's base salary of $605,000 this season, $5.5 million next season and $3 million (of his $6.105 million) base salary in 2010.

    The rest of Jackson's base salaries are as follows: $7.2 million in 2011; $7 million in 2012; and $7 million in 2013.

    If the escalators are reached and the final two years of the deal are voided, it becomes a four-year, $30.805 million contract.

    Either way, it makes Jackson one of the highest-paid running backs in the NFL. The four-year average of $7.7 million puts Jackson fourth in per-year average behind Washington's Clinton Portis ($9 million), Kansas City's Larry Johnson ($8.629 million) and San Diego's LaDainian Tomlinson ($8 million).

    As a six-year, $44.805 million deal, Jackson's per-year average of $7.467 million ranks him fifth, behind Portis, Johnson, Tomlinson and Arizona's Edgerrin James ($7.5 million).

    In terms of current Rams players, only quarterback Marc Bulger with a per-year average of $10.849 million is clearly ahead of Jackson. Left tackle Orlando Pace's average of $7.557 million is more than Jackson's six-year average but less than Jackson's four-year average if the final two years are voided.

    As for the $393,016 in fines Jackson piled up during his 27-day holdout? It is being deducted from his signing bonus.

  • #2
    Re: Jackson deal could be cut short

    So let's see if I can calculate this right?

    Signing bonus of $11,395,000 - Fines of $393,016 = $11,001,984


    Hmmmmmm
    sigpic :ram::helmet:

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    • #3
      Re: Jackson deal could be cut short

      Of course none of this is relevant. If Jackson decides he wants more, he'll just hold out again next year. Contracts? We don't need no stinkin' contracts!
      The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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      • #4
        Re: Jackson deal could be cut short

        Originally posted by HUbison View Post
        Of course none of this is relevant. If Jackson decides he wants more, he'll just hold out again next year. Contracts? We don't need no stinkin' contracts!
        What we have here is a failure to communicate.

        sigpic :ram::helmet:

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        • #5
          Re: Jackson deal could be cut short

          Originally posted by laram0 View Post
          So let's see if I can calculate this right?

          Signing bonus of $11,395,000 - Fines of $393,016 = $11,001,984


          Hmmmmmm
          I think I could live with that! LOL..

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          • #6
            Re: Jackson deal could be cut short

            The NFL contract debate field is littered with landmines. It is probably easiest to admit that both teams and players have too much wriggle room.

            I hope Jackson hits all his benchmarks and earns every penny of that bonus. That would be best for the team. GoRams!
            A defeated look of consternation, dissappointment, or even pain. The name derives from the look one often gets when challenged by a large BM.

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            • #7
              Re: Jackson deal could be cut short

              Jax will pull it together and come through. Right Steven? You will deliver, right? :<

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              • RamWraith
                Jackson deal could be cut short
                by RamWraith
                By Jim Thomas
                ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
                08/29/2008

                KANSAS CITY In order for Steven Jackson to reach escalators that would void the final two years of his contract, he needs to put together four very solid seasons for the Rams.

                According to league sources, Jackson needs to average 1,200 yards rushing and 400 yards receiving over the first four years of his new contract from 2008 through 2011 to void the final two years of his six-year deal.

                Interestingly, during his three seasons as a starter in St. Louis (2005-07) Jackson has averaged 1,199 yards rushing and 466 yards receiving.

                If Jackson reaches the 1,200-400 average, his base salary will increase, or "escalate," $3 million in both 2012 and 2013, the final two years of his contract. But if he reaches those statistical plateaus, either he or the Rams will be able to void the final two years of his contract.


                Either party would have to exercise that option within a week of the end of the 2011 season. But keep in mind, even if the final two years of the contract were voided, the Rams would have the option of placing the franchise tag on Jackson following the 2011 campaign.

                Without the escalators, Jackson's contract is worth $44.805 million over six years, according to figures filed with the NFL Players Association. The official signing bonus is $11.395 million, and $20.5 million of the deal is guaranteed.

                Besides the signing bonus, the rest of the guaranteed money comes in the form of Jackson's base salary of $605,000 this season, $5.5 million next season and $3 million (of his $6.105 million) base salary in 2010.

                The rest of Jackson's base salaries are as follows: $7.2 million in 2011; $7 million in 2012; and $7 million in 2013.

                If the escalators are reached and the final two years of the deal are voided, it becomes a four-year, $30.805 million contract.

                Either way, it makes Jackson one of the highest-paid running backs in the NFL. The four-year average of $7.7 million puts Jackson fourth in per-year average behind Washington's Clinton Portis ($9 million), Kansas City's Larry Johnson ($8.629 million) and San Diego's LaDainian Tomlinson ($8 million).

                As a six-year, $44.805 million deal, Jackson's per-year average of $7.467 million ranks him fifth, behind Portis, Johnson, Tomlinson and Arizona's Edgerrin James ($7.5 million).

                In terms of current Rams players, only quarterback Marc Bulger with a per-year average of $10.849 million is clearly ahead of Jackson. Left tackle Orlando Pace's average of $7.557 million is more than Jackson's six-year average but less than Jackson's four-year average if the final two years are voided.

                As for the $393,016 in fines Jackson piled up during his 27-day holdout? It is being deducted from his signing bonus.
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                by RamDez
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                Steven Jackson's first NFL contract is a five- year deal worth $7 million, according to NFL Players Association figures.

                But he could earn an additional $1.7 million through incentives and what are called "escalators."

                The running back from Oregon State earns a one-time bonus of $200,000 if he rushes for 800 yards this season. That's the incentive clause.

                In addition, Jackson's base salary in Year 5 of the contract could increase - or "escalate" by as much as $1.5 million if he reaches certain benchmarks:

                An additional $125,000 added to Year 5 for every Pro Bowl he makes over the next four seasons. (For a possible total increase of $500,000.)

                An additional $250,000 added to Year 5 for every 1,000-yard season he posts over the next four seasons. (For a possible total increase of $1 million.)

                As it stands now, Jackson is due a base salary of $832,000 in 2008 - the fifth year of his contract. His other base salaries are $660,000 in 2004, $337,500 in 2005, $502,500 in 2006 and $667,500 in 2007.

                Jackson gets a $2.05 million signing bonus, with $200,000 of that figure tied to offseason workouts. There's also a $1.95 million option bonus for the fifth year of the contract, payable after the '04 season.

                Obviously, it would take something extreme for the Rams not to exercise the option in the fifth year. And even if they didn't, the $1.95 million is guaranteed. (If the fifth year disappears, the $1.95 million is added to Jackson's base salaries in increments over '05, '06 and '07.)

                Jackson, agent Rocky Arceneau and Rams president of football operations Jay Zygmunt wrapped up the contract Saturday evening at a St. Louis restaurant, where Jackson was celebrating his 21st birthday. (Jackson's actual birth date was two days earlier, on July 22.)

                At the time of his signing, Jackson was only the fifth first-round draft pick to come to terms this year in the NFL. And by the time third-round draft pick Anthony Hargrove signed on Tuesday, just before boarding a bus for Macomb, the Rams had all seven draft picks in the fold. By way of comparison, the Arizona Cardinals had no picks signed at that time.

                "We're always trying to get them done as soon as we can," Zygmunt said. "A lot of times, these negotiations can take so many different twists and turns, you're never really sure what's going to happen until they're really completed."

                It marked the fourth time in six years that every Rams draft pick has been in training camp on time. The Rams haven't had a lengthy holdout by a draft pick since No. 1 overall selection Orlando Pace missed all of camp in 1997.

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