DENVER (The Sports Xchange) – The Jacksonville Jaguars are on the verge of signing defensive end Malik Jackson away from the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos.
Jackson confirmed Tuesday he agreed to a deal with the Jaguars that could be worth $90 million over six seasons. He can’t officially sign the contract until Wednesday when the new league year begins.
The deal puts Jackson in the elite tax bracket of defensive players in the NFL, including Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston and Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.
Jackson considered an offer from the Broncos for approximately $11 to 12 million per season recently before opting to pursue offers from other teams.
Jackson has 14.5 career sacks in four NFL seasons.