Tanard Jackson Gets A Contract Extension

October 27th, 2011

If asked what Buccaneers might have scored a contract extension from Team Glazer before the end of the 2011 season, Joe’s quite certain nobody would have had Tanard Jackson’s name on a short list — or any list.

The guy has now gone from the couch two weeks ago, serving the end of a year-long substance abuse suspension, to the playing field and the ATM machine, so reports Stephen Holder of the St. Pete Times.

Team Glazer not only locked up Jackson for 2012, he more than doubled his salary for this season.

The Bucs saw fit to make sure they kept Jackson around longer, approaching him with the contract extension last week. The new deal calls for Jackson to make a base salaries of $1.454 million this season and $2 million in 2012, according to figures from the NFL Players Association. Before now, Jackson’s contract was scheduled to expire at the end of this season and he previously was on the books for $600,000 in base salary for 2011.

Smart move by the Bucs. No reason to risk letting Jackson walk after this season, not with Cody Grimm coming off major knee surgery. And surely Jackson won’t see any cash if he gets suspended again.

The Bucs also probably got a good deal. If T-Jax keeps ball-hawking at his current pace, he’d surely be in demand around the league come March.

18 Responses to “Tanard Jackson Gets A Contract Extension”

  1. flmike Says:

    Buying low is always good business, and there really is no risk for the Bucs, if he screws up he’s gone with no pay, excellent move by Dom.

  2. Ash Says:

    TJAX has made more of a positive impact in secondary this season in 1 1/2 games than Talib has all season. If your going to have baggage you better perform on the field.

    T JAX > Talib

  3. KD Says:

    Great move. Tanard is the biggest playmaker on either side of the ball. Always around the football, big hits, the guy’s an animal. An extremely rare Allen/Gruden draft hit! IT’S A MIRACLE!

  4. Capt.Tim Says:

    Congrats Tanard! You’ve already accomplished what many( including me) thought was impossible! Now, become the cornerstone our secondary desperately needs you to be. We’ ll add a first round and 3rd round Cb next year to help, and you can be lead them to some playoff games.

  5. bucfanjeff Says:

    Nice move.

  6. SteveK Says:

    Way to go Tanard!

    Now, get rid of Talib. Draft some CB’s, and sign DeSean Jackson in FA this offseason.

    Go Bucs!

  7. IMHO... Says:

    Smart move. Now we need another CB and SS 2 complete tha secondary

  8. Mauha Deeb Says:

    So only through 2012? Solid. Gives us time to analyze and make sure ‘he is who we thought he was’.

  9. Bucbeliever Says:

    Something VERY amusing Dome made another great decision a while back:

    “If a team runs well, it usually means they handle the middle linebacker. That’s what happened in the Texans-Titans game. The Texans ran well because their offensive linemen got out on Titans middle linebacker Barrett Ruud. He spent the day getting blocked, at times engulfed by Texans linemen. It didn’t help that the Tennessee down linemen allowed the Texans’ offensive linemen to get out on him. Ruud was blocked five yards down the field on some plays. He has to be better, but he also needs help from the guys up front. ”


    **It also talks about how #5 was throwing off his back foot most of the London game and then did better in the 4th (what’s new?)

    I just like the terminology about Ruud being engulfed. Absolutely hilarious…great decision Dom.

    GO BUCS!

  10. stimpy Says:

    Id make that deal all day.

    GO BUCS!!

  11. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    I think that is a good deal for the Bucs, assuming that there is protection for the team when he tests positive for drugs again. I know that Dom is smart enough to cover his bases with respect to this.

    For the type of player THC Jax could be, this is a good value contract. Unfortunately there is a likelihood that it won’t be able to fulfill it.

    Unless he got some legit rehab that I have not heard about.

  12. Theodore Says:

    Congratulations, Tanard!

  13. Pete Dutcher Says:

    The only problem I have with this deal is that it wasn’t for a longer period.

    Now is the time to seal him into a long term contract without paying a lot of money.

    And as far as his substance abuse, just have a clause that gets the Bucs out of paying him if he gets suspended.

    I would have at least added an option to add two years at the end of it.

  14. Leroy Buttermilk Says:

    Hey the Guy can play some damn good football he cost himself a kings randsome smoking them left handed ciggarrettes. hopefully he’s behind the smoke and keeps making plays on the field

  15. SteveK Says:

    He is our best player. It is good to have him back. He is Ed Reed Jr.

  16. stimpy Says:

    Does anyone know if he is playing the Saints game?

  17. Jrock (mobile) Says:

    Thomas, budday, you don’t need rehab for pot. You just gotta put the bowl down

  18. Nate Says:

    Tanard is a stud! Lets move cody to line backer! lol