After Larry Fitzgerald received a reported eight-year $120 million contract, the prevailing thought has been: Does DeSean Jackson think he's comparable to the Arizona wide receiver and thus in the same price range?
The Eagles wide receiver wants a new contract, held out 11 days from Eagles training camp in the hopes of getting one. He did not. But there is a strong belief that he will get one sometime soon, although negotiations have yet to begin.
So does Jackson believe his in the same class as Fitzgerald?
"He's been in the league, of course, a longer time than me," Jackson said. "It's his third deal. As far as him being a different player than myself and to compare us and what type of receivers we are -- he's a totally different receiver than I am."
Fitzgerald is about to enter his eighth season in the NFL. Over the last three seasons he's averaged 93 catches for 1,220 yards, 13.1 yards a catch and 10 receiving TDs. Jackson is entering his fourth season and averaged 57 catches, 1,041 yards, 18.3 yards a catch and 6 TDs over the same span three-year span as Fitzgerald.
"He's a good player. He's one of the top receivers in the NFL, like myself," Jackson said. "Of course, when it comes down to that. Yeah, but, money-wise or stats-wise I won't compare none of that stuff. I just take care what I've got to take care of."
Jackson was asked about any progress in contract talks with the Eagles. His agent is Drew Rosenhaus.
"We don't know yet," he said.
When Fitzgerald and the Cardinals agreed to a deal two days ago, Jackson tweeted congratulations to the fellow Pro Bowl receiver.
"Congratulations to him. ... He got a good contract, so, of course," Jackson said Monday at the NovaCare Complex following practice. Fitzgerald "is a good friend of mine."