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Report: Bolts want 2nd & 3rd-rounders for Jackson

Posted on: September 22, 2010 8:50 am
Edited on: September 22, 2010 11:04 am
Posted by Will Brinson

Most of yesterday afternoon was spent hearing not-so-hushed whispers about the prospect of Vincent Jackson being traded to the Minnesota Vikings -- at least until Michael Vick was named the starter in Philly anyway .

Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports reported late Tuesday that the rumored deal (which has been in the hypothetical makings for quite some time) "looks dead" because the Chargers continue to demand more than the Vikes are willing to give up. Specifically, Cole reports that the Bolts want a 2011 second- and third-round pick in exchange for Jackson.

Reportedly, Minnesota has reached a deal with Jackson's camp that would pay him $6 million in 2010; the problem is that Minnesota doesn't want to give San Diego that hefty of a compensation package in return.

Instead, Cole states that they want to give up a second-rounder and then a pick whose value is tied to inking Jackson to a longer deal; based on the stubbornness of the Chargers and A.J. Smith in negotiating deals it seems pretty unlikely the Bolts will change their stance on what they're willing to take.

That also explains why the Rams are now reportedly out of the running for Jackson's services .

Any deal that the Chargers make needs to be done by 4 PM EST Wednesday -- otherwise the reduction of Jackson's suspension to four games is voided.

One more interesting point from this -- Cole's sources indicate that Jackson, if he leaves the Chargers as an unrestricted free agent after 2010, will purposely sign a back-end-loaded contract so that the Chargers won't receive the third-rounder they've been using as leverage for not giving up Jackson for less than he's worth.

That might just be a bluff coming from Jackson's camp, or it might be him spitefully getting back at the Chargers' stubbornness in dealing with his situation.

Come 4 PM EST on Wednesday, though, any vendettas will have to wait for the offseason, as once Jackson's second suspension gets locked in, it's highly unlikely that any team will be willing to part with too much value to pick up the disgruntled wideout. But, hey, on the bright side, Minnesota : Hank Baskett!

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Report: Bolts want 2nd & 3rd-rounders for Jackson

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Report: Bolts want 2nd & 3rd-rounders for Jackson

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Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: September 22, 2010 4:19 pm

Report: Bolts want 2nd & 3rd-rounders for Jackson

The bears needs to get into this. Angelo is such a horribly drafter, this would finally be a good use of an early pick for us.  

Since: Aug 1, 2010
Posted on: September 22, 2010 4:18 pm

Report: Bolts want 2nd & 3rd-rounders for Jackson

, I understand your frustration about honoring a contract, which is why you shouldn't think this way.  Teams CUT signed players all the time, so are you bitching about teams not honoring contracts?  I don't see that.  I used to think the same way as you but have seen all the time that players get screwed by teams flat out cutting them vs paying them, or threatening players to take a pay cut or get cut.  Are the teams expected to "honor" those contracts, no.  Teams can, and do, cut players all the time for no other reason than they are getting paid too much. 

Now turn that around... if players perform better than expected and aren't making the equivalent to what other players of their skill level are making, they are stuck to that contract?  Why can a team cut a player at any time with no penalty but a player is stuck to that contract if they play above expectations?  I think if a player is outplaying their contract by a long shot, they have every right to do what they need to do.  I'm not saying a player should always hold out or ask for more money if they have multiple years left or in the case of Andre Johnson, a long time left.  But if a player has played 3 out of 4 years or something acceptable like that, why not ask for more money if they deserve it?

Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: September 22, 2010 4:10 pm

Report: Bolts want 2nd & 3rd-rounders for Jackson

Vikes need Jax bad and SD knows it.

No actually the vikes just need a qb who won't turn the ball over 4x. 

Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: September 22, 2010 4:09 pm

Report: Bolts want 2nd & 3rd-rounders for Jackson

I need him desperately to sign, I have him on my $100 fantasy team

Since: Oct 28, 2006
Posted on: September 22, 2010 3:49 pm

Report: Bolts want 2nd & 3rd-rounders for Jackson

If San Diego isn't willing to even try and make a deal then I hope that Jackson does everything in his power to screw the Chargers over. A.J. Smith isn't trying to make a deal he's letting his ego get the better of the team. If you're willing to let a player walk at the end of the season instead of trying to improve your team, you'd best check your ego.

Since: Dec 19, 2007
Posted on: September 22, 2010 3:07 pm

Report: Bolts want 2nd & 3rd-rounders for Jackson

The plan is to bring back V-JAX after game 7 so the Chargers have him going into the last half of the season and playoffs.  Jax is not going to lose a year of NFL service for 2010 unless he and his agent are complete idiots.

Why would Jax want to sign a one year deal?  If he were to play for the Vikes and get injured what then.  Suppose he has a bad year because Favre can't throw long anymore.  The Vikes are dead this year anyway.

In the end - the Chargers will work out a deal - that's why they only have 4 wideouts on the 53 man roster.

BTW - McNeil will also be back for the last six games of the season. 

Since: Aug 31, 2009
Posted on: September 22, 2010 2:58 pm

Report: Bolts want 2nd & 3rd-rounders for Jackson

wow Hank Baskett is the bright side for Vikes fans.  Love it!!

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: September 22, 2010 2:49 pm

Report: Bolts want 2nd & 3rd-rounders for Jackson

"AJ Smith is by far the worst GM in all of sports.  His pride and ego have cursed the franchise to underachieving despite one of the league's most talent laden rosters over the last 5 years."

Just about the most idiotic thing I've ever seen written on these boards. You've put the "moron" in oxymoronic.

You realize the GM's job is to load the roster with talent, right?

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