DeSean Jackson has parted ways with agent Drew Rosenhaus, according to multiple sources.
Rosenhaus helped negotiate a five-year, $47 million deal for the wide receiver in March of 2012, $15 million of which is fully guaranteed.
According to two sources, the split is at least in part over money. Specifically, that there is money that Rosenhaus feels is owed to him that has yet to be paid.
Jackson has not yet started the process of finding a new agent. From Jackson’s view, there is not a sense of urgency to find one immediately. And there is still a line of communication open between Rosenhaus and Jackson, leaving room for the possibility of a reconciliation.
It is possible that Jackson will need an agent sooner than many realize.
The way his current deal is structured, the Eagles essentially committed to Jackson for two seasons, paying him $18 million over that time. The rest of the contract is basically filled with option years, and they come at a steep price.
Jackson is slated to make $6.75 million this season ($4 million fully guaranteed), which is the fifth-highest base salary among receivers in ’13, per spotrac.com. That number jumps to $10.25 million in 2014, and hovers around there for the remainder of the deal. That’s right up there with Larry Fitzgerald‘s salary ($12.75). Roddy White‘s take-home for next season is less than half that number.
If Jackson is unable to recapture his Pro Bowl form, chances are that at a minimum he would be asked to restructure.