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Jaguars, Malik Jackson Agree to Massive Contract

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According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, defensive end Malik Jackson confirmed to ESPN that he will be leaving the Super Bowl 50 champion Denver Broncos to join the Jacksonville Jaguars on a six-year deal worth up to $90 million.

The deal includes $42 million guaranteed with an average of a $15 million salary per year. That means if things hold to form, the Broncos will have already paid Jackson $45 million halfway through the contract.

Jackson, 26, was a 5th round pick by the Broncos in 2012. He had a career best 45 tackles this year, batting down seven passes – another career high.

The Broncos wanted to retain Jackson, but with guys like Von Miller and Brock Osweiler needing to get paid, it seemed very unlikely that Jackson would be in Denver for 2016 and beyond.

As for the Jaguars, we already saw their potential on an offense that was led by Blake Bortles. Jackson will add to a promising defense that will have Dante Fowler Jr. this year. You also can’t forget about Paul Posluszny, Johnathan Cyprien, Davon House, Dwayne Gratz, and Demetrius McCray on that promising defense.

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