Lions, QB Jon Jennings agree to restructured contract

Jonathon Jennings regressed in 2017.

After putting together a stellar 2016 display, Jennings numbers were down across the board in a disappointing 7-11 season on the Left coast.

“We have full confidence in Jonathon. I believe that he has the opportunity, coming back this year to establish himself and we’ll have the opportunity to find out who the real Jonathon Jennings is this season,” Hervey told TSN‘s Dave Naylor.

Jennings current contract runs through the 2018 season and as currently constructed he’s supposed to make $300,000 up from $175,000 in 2017.

“There’s talk of restructuring, but not necessarily for what he didn’t do on the field, more so to provide resources to put around him,” Hervey said. “We want to make sure that those resources can allow him to have success.”

TSN reporter Farhan Lalji has confirmed that has happened.



10 Comments on Lions, QB Jon Jennings agree to restructured contract

  1. If the Lions have to welsh on paying their starting QB $300k, they have screwed up their salary cap mgmt in a big way. Virtually every other team is paying their starter $400k and up.

    • More Cowbell // January 12, 2018 at 3:02 pm //

      And how did that work out for the other two non-playoff teams?

      Yah, money well spent.

      BTW, Collaros was traded away, and Durant’s contract is being renegotiated as well.

    • Yeah but other do not have a JJ AND a Travis Lulay. Eskimos DID have a good one/two QB system. You want to be fair but not put all your eggs in one basket. You NEED two starters in the CFL, at least.

  2. He was horrible last year. Bottom line. Lulay would have been the starter if he didn’t get injured.

  3. ivan Diablo // January 12, 2018 at 12:51 pm //

    this ‘restructuring’ could Something the CFL could teach the NFL
    good way to fix some contracts

  4. There should be more “incentive” contracts, football is all about entertainment.

    • ivan Diablo // January 12, 2018 at 9:26 pm //

      interesting would be if contracts were laden with team goals – eg – better than .500 record, getting into playoffs, winning division, getting to grey cup, winning grey cup

  5. Scottsask // January 12, 2018 at 9:19 pm //

    Would be interesting if everyone worked on incentive based contracts.

    • ivan Diablo // January 12, 2018 at 9:23 pm //

      coaches have control over players and can prevent players from achieving goals and thereby receiving incentives

      • True, but just speaks to my belief that one guy doing both HC and GM jobs is a conflict of interest. You put him down and point out all the negatives during the off season to sign him cheap and then expect him to play light out when the season starts.

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