As per TSN
[i]The B.C. Lions have made thier first big off-season move.
CKNW in Vancouver is reporting that Lions coach and general manager Wally Buono has sent an offer to free agent quarterback Jarious Jackson, believed to be a three-year deal in the $200,000 range per season. Jackson made just $50,000 last year when he started out as the 3rd-string quarterback but he's in for a big raise after going 9-3 as the starter in place of the injured Dave Dickenson and Buck Pierce.
It's a clear indication that Buono wants Jackson back – but if a deal is not cut by Febuary the 14th, Jackson becomes a free agent and the Lions will be down to just two pivots on the roster.
Jackson told CKNW today that the offer needs work and that his camp is preparing a counter offer which will be presented to Buono sometime this week. He again re-iterated that re-signing with the Lions is his number one choice.
Perhaps I am in the minority here, but I think that offer is way too generous to Jarious. He did well no doubt, and he guided them into the playoffs, but I figure he should be making about half that.