The craving had been subdued, but the addiction was still there. The fan base found a moment of clarity, but was still susceptible to temptation. Well the pusher flashed the quality product and the allure of the high of excitement has fans in recovery contemplating jumping off the wagon.
Well Panther Nation is buzzing. This is the big name they have been clamoring. Should the Panthers jump off the wagon and make a run for Jackson or should Carolina stay the course and seek to build the receiver corps through the draft?
Stay strong Panther fans. Don’t give in to the temptation. The Philadelphia Eagles are asking for a third round pick while dumping a ten million dollar a year salary off their books. They are also reportedly ready to release him if they don't get a trade partner for him, putting him on the open market for all bidders.
Salary aside, there’s usually another reason an organization wants to get rid of any given player and it’s usually something to do with being trouble in the locker room, off the field, or both. In Smitty’s case, it was as much a matter of turning the page on the Panthers locker room and turning it over to the likes of Cam and Luke instead of keeping a veteran with 10 years more experience around. It could almost be “generational differences,” but this isn’t about Smitty.
The deal wasn’t as big as most think. Yes, Jackson is scheduled to make a whopping 12 million this year. Surprising to most, Jackson has expressed his desire for a new contract in what appears to be a jackpot year.