Deion Sanders' reported contract is a bargain for Jackson State
Deion Sanders is the official Jackson State head coach and we now know how much he will make during his tenure at the Southwestern Athletic Conference.
According to Sports Illustrated, Jackson's deal is a four-year $ 1.2 million deal with annual incentives of at least $ 120,000. He will also receive an automatic renewal for an eight-win season.
That $ 300,000 salary equates to many FCS coaches, which probably makes it a bargain considering what Jackson State is already getting out of its big stride.
The school told Clarion Ledger Tuesday that its sports department's marketing and advertising value has increased by $ 19 million since it announced the hiring of Sanders. The hiring has received considerable media attention and is likely to raise more eyeballs when the program returns to football.
Prime time was available to Jackson State at a reasonable price. (Photo by Maddie Meyer / Getty Images)
Attitude still comes with compromises, like Sanders' lack of coaching experience above the high school ranks. However, it isn't often that an FCS team gets one of the most iconic players in NFL history to embrace their brand, and the potential benefits are considerable.
Sanders is already recording wins in the recruiting department and lands a three-star recruit on Wednesday with multiple Pac-12 offers. We'll see if his son Shedeur, a three-star recruit with 23 scholarship offers per rival, joins him too.
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