DeSean Jackson Fires Agent, May Sign With Jay-Z's Roc Nation
Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson has fired his notoriously aggressive agent, Drew Rosenhaus. According to several reports, Jackson is eyeing the possibility of signing to Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports agency.
USA Today got a big scoop after a person close to Jackson spoke to the publication on the condition of anonymity. The source said that Jackson has expressed interest in signing with the growing Roc Nation Sports, which currently represents New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, WNBA rookie Skylar Diggins and New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith.
The Philadelphia Inquirer focused on the story yesterday (June 3) and reported that Jackson has to wait five days before speaking with potential agents per NFL rules. Making the Pro Bowl in both the 2009 and 2010 seasons, Jackson hasn't produced to that level since. In 2012, Jackson missed the last five games of the season due to broken ribs.
Jackson signed a $51 million dollar deal in March 2012 and while it appeared impressive, only $15 million of the deal is guaranteed. The person who spoke with USA Today also speculated that Jackson hopes to align with Jay-Z to gain some hopeful mentoring in pushing his own Jaccpot Records label along.
An interesting wrinkle in the developing story is Jackson has not paid Rosenhaus owed fees for his services. The USA Today source claims Jackson treated a previous agent in the same fashion.