DeSean Jackson said Thursday that he took out a multimillion-dollar insurance policy on himself in early August during his training camp holdout. The details were finalized last week just before the season opener at St. Louis, according to the Eagles wide receiver.
Asked how much the policy was worth, Jackson said he didn't know the exact figure, only that the value was in the "millions."
Jackson is slated to earn approximately $600,000 this season in the final year of the four-year contract he signed as a rookie in 2008. Jackson is widely considered to have outperformed that deal. He and the Eagles have yet to agree on an extension, however, which is why the 24-year-old felt the need to protect his interests in case of injury.