Free agent wide receiver Vincent Jackson, the most highly regarded receiver on the open market, has struck it right with a five-year deal with the Buccaneers.
The Buccaneers doled out $55,555,555 for the contract. Jackson will receive $36 million over the first three years of the deal- $26 million in the first two years. The deal includes a guaranteed $26 million.
The Chargers were interested in retaining Jackson, but not at the price the Bucs were willing to pay.
And why all the 5's in the contract? According to one of Jackson's agents, Jonathan Feinsod, it was a tribute to Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman. His jersey number is 5.