Jackson's four-year contract is up, but the Eagles have the option to place a one-year franchise tag on the 25-year-old beginning Feb. 20. The deadline for franchising a player is March 5.
Jackson said immediately following the season finale that he would be fine with the franchise tag, in which he would stand to earn approximately $10 million next season. Asked again Saturday if he would be OK with the tag, Jackson said, "I'm not talking about that right now. I'm here for the Super Bowl, man."
If the Eagles don't choose to franchise Jackson, then he would be eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on March 13. While the team will probably franchise Jackson with the intent of either keeping him for one more season or trading him, there is always the possibility of the two sides agreeing on a new contract. Indications, though, are that the Eagles and Jackson, who is represented by agent Drew Rosenhaus, are far apart in their estimation of his worth.
"I have no clue," Jackson said when he was asked if the two parties had bridge the gap. "I don't know. Still don't know."
Jackson has been here for much of the week attending corporate events and various parties. He avoided Super Bowl media headquarters and ever-popular "Radio Row," even though many free agents often make the rounds.
"Honestly, it's a good time to be here and hang around, meet executives, corporate sponsorships, people like that," Jackson said. "So I'm just here branding myself. I just want to meet people and have a great time."
Eagles running back LeSean McCoy also attended the awards show but neither player was up for an award. Host Alec Baldwin teased the Eagles when he made light of quarterback Vince Young's "Dream Team" statement.
"It was a dream - like a dream where you show up at school naked, you forget to study for the test, and you lose four of your first five," said Baldwin, who then called Jackson "DeSean Johnson" and asked if he and McCoy were "laughing. I'm not looking."
McCoy was smiling.
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