Oakland Raiders guard Gabe Jackson broke the bank Thursday after signing an extension to remain one of Derek Carr’s protectors up front. A player who may especially be intrigued by Jackson’s figures is Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Brandon Linder, who was also drafted in the third-round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
it’s believed the deal includes $26 million guaranteed with an annual salary of $11.2 million, which is the third highest average at his position. As it stands,Vontae Davis Jersey,Though it hasn’t officially been confirmed,Blake Bortles Jersey, Cleveland Browns guard Kevin Zeitler and Jackson’s teammate Kelechi Osemele are the only guards who average higher annual salaries.
25,Authentic Jalen Ramsey Jersey, will enter a contract year this season, and one would think the Jags will look to get a deal done considering he’s their best offensive lineman. Jackson’s deal will absolutely be a blueprint for Linder and his agent going forward,Linder, and he’d have a compelling case to command more.
One bargaining chip in Linder’s favor is his versatility and ability to be equally effective at guard or center. However, a compelling case for the Jags to pay him a little less than Jackson is due to Linder’s health. He’s missed a total of 16 games since entering the league. Most of those missed games (13) came in 2015 when he suffered from a torn labrum that put him on IR in October of that year.
on the other hand,Authentic Vontae Davis Jersey,Authentic Blake Bortles Jersey,Authentic Allen Robinson Jersey, has proven to be more durable playing in all 32 regular season games in the past two seasons,Allen Robinson Jersey,Jalen Ramsey Jersey, while only missing three as a rookie. That said,Jackson, he’ll still be a wealthy man. Hopefully, if Linder doesn’t get a better contract than Jackson, that will be because of the Jaguars who will be in excellent cap shape in 2017.