The Kansas City Chiefs have made news on a Saturday afternoon as Tyson Jackson, the No. 3 overall pick from the 2009 draft, has agreed to restructure the end of his rookie deal according to Mac's Football Blog.
Jackson joins fellow top 6 picks in the 2009 draft, Matthew Stafford, Jason Smith, Aaron Curry, Mark Sanchez and Andre Smith as players who have all restructured their original deals since coming into the league.
The biggest news from this deal is that the 2014 season has been deleted off the contract. The $2.5 million option bonus from that year has been added to 2012.
In terms of the salary cap, the 2014 season of Jackson's contract has been deleted, accelerating the $2.5 million in option bonus from that season onto this year's cap. Despite that, Jackson's cap number has been reduced from $10.755 million to $9.5 million, a savingsof $1.255 million for the 2012 season.
Jackson has a salary of over $14 million due in 2013, with a little over $3 million guaranteed. It's fair to say that the Chiefs will look at restructuring that deal in the form of an extension sometime before the 2013 season starts, or they will be able to walk away with minimal consequence financially.
With Glenn Dorsey becoming a free agent after this season the Chiefs will need to figure out their long-term plans within the next year at two of the most important spots on the Chiefs defense, defensive end.