The Jacksonville Jaguars have reportedly agreed to terms with former Arizona Cardinals pass rusher Calais Campbell on a deal that will see the veteran pass rusher make $14 million per season, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.
Calais Campbell's deal with the Jags will average $14M/season. Wow. Lot of money tied up in that DL— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 9, 2017
That’s... a lot of money for a 30-year-old pass rusher.
But we knew this was going to be the case. We knew the Jaguars were going to have to “overpay” to get their guys here. And frankly, I’m fine with it. Gone are the days of Olivier Vernon or Robert Ayers not signing in Jacksonville because when all else is equal, they’d rather be in a larger, more potentially sponsorship-rich market.
And what else are the Jaguars going to do with that money? Keep rolling it over year after year? It’s probably a guarantee-laden deal in the first two years with options after that to keep Campbell.
The Jaguars have to win now and Campbell helps them do that.