Calais Campbell, Jacksonville Jaguars discussing restructuring his contract
In 2017, the Jacksonville Jaguars signed defensive lineman Calais Campbell to a four-year, $60 million contract. However, with Campbell set to have a $14.5 million cap number next season, the two sides are discussing restructuring his deal.
″I think it’s more with restructuring with an extension,″ Campbell said after Wednesday’s Pro Bowl practice, according to John Reid of The Florida Times-Union. ″That’s the only way to do it and that’s something that was talked about that could possibly happen.″
Campbell has no issue with reworking his contract to help the team:
″At the end of the day, this is a beautiful game,″ Campbell said. ″I love it and I get paid a whole lot of money to do it, which is even better. As far as restructuring and moving money around, yes sure, that’s part of the game.″
In addition, the 32-year-old said he will help the Jaguars recruit free agents this offseason:
″We’re going to try and recruit the best players for our offense to be successful,″ Campbell said. ″You have to sell the free agents on coming here to be a part of this. So hopefully, we can get that done because it’s not just pursuing the guy, guys have to want to come here, too. Free agency is a great way to pick up guys, but you have to get the right kind of guys, sometimes it can be ups and downs.″
Campbell, who was added to the AFC’s Pro Bowl roster earlier this week, registered 72 tackles, 10.5 sacks, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery this season.
Last year, Campbell made the Pro Bowl and earned First-Team All-Pro honors after racking up 67 tackles, 14.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, and a defensive touchdown.