- Jackson signed a ceremonial one-day deal to retire with the Eagles this month
- But the ex-wide receiver is bowing out from football unsatisfied with his earnings
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DeSean Jackson admits he is not ‘satisfied’ with the money he made in his NFL career after hanging up his cleats with the Philadelphia Eagles earlier this month.
Jackson spent 14 years in the NFL before retiring on his 37th birthday at the start of December, enjoying brief spells in Washington, Tampa Bay, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Baltimore after his memorable five-year stint with Philadelphia.
After leaving the Ravens back in January, three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver signed a ceremonial, one-day Eagles contract which allowed him to bow out from the sport on December 1 with the team that drafted him back in 2008.
Yet despite spending close to a decade and a half as an NFL player, and claiming to have made over $100million in that time, Jackson is walking away from football unsatisfied with the depth of his pockets.
He said on the No Jumper podcast: ‘The hustler I am, I ain’t satisfied with the money I made in the NFL.
DeSean Jackson admits he is not ‘satisfied’ with the money he made in his NFL career
Jackson spent 14 years in the NFL before retiring on his 37th birthday at the start of December after signing a ceremonial contract with his first team, the Philadelphia Eagles
‘I would meet you today, and you wouldn’t even think I made 100 plus million in NFL. Because guess what? That money right there, that’s going to make my future be cool for my kids.
‘But right now, I still need bread, so I’m out here getting all type of stuff, going private equity, real estate…
‘S***, f*** the NFL. That s*** was cool, but what’s next? I’m trying to go touch some Magic Johnson-type s***.’
NBA legend Johnson has enjoyed success off the court since retiring from basketball after investing in several businesses, including Los Angeles’ MLS, MLB and WNBA teams and the Washington Commanders. As a result, his net worth now exceeds the $1billion mark.
Despite bemoaning his career earnings in the NFL, Jackson was still able to put down a $10,000 bet with former Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant this week.
Ahead of Dallas’ showdown with Philadelphia on Sunday, the Eagles hero has put his money where his mouth is in backing his former team.
After their defeat by the 49ers last weekend, Jackson wrote on X: ‘You think I’m not still gone talk my s*** just cause we lost yesterday?
‘@DezBryant have that 10k ready for Sunday night!!’