Vincent Jackson might be next up for deal

V. Jackson.jpgBrandon Marshall’s contract proved that off-field problems only matter so much when it comes to money in the NFL.  (Even if he’s not the top-paid receiver in football.) Talent pays, no matter how many arrests, domestic disturbances, and suspensions a player has.

Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson has generally kept a low profile in the NFL, but he is facing a suspension by the league after two DUI arrests. That shouldn’t necessarily preclude a big deal this offseason. 

Kevin Acee of the San Diego-Union Tribune makes a strong case for a contract Thursday, noting Jackson’s work ethic and explosive ability.

Unlike Marshall, Jackson is a true field-stretching talent.  The two receivers are very different, and we suspect general managers would be split as to who they would prefer.

Set to make $3.268 million this year as a restricted free agent, Jackson is underpaid.  Acee notes the Chargers haven’t signed one of their core players long-term in two years. It’s time.

The longer the Chargers wait, the more money they will have to pay.

20 responses to “Vincent Jackson might be next up for deal

  1. Hey~ Mike Holmgren…tell Tom Heckert to GET ON THE PHONE, deal some of the many picks the Browns have next week…and get Vince Jackson to Cleveland!!
    This deal’s screaming to made.
    Go Browns~!
    FS

  2. hnirobert says:
    April 15, 2010 10:45 AM
    Everything on this website is “might be” or “could be.”
    —Don’t you realize this is a “would be” or “could be ” website??

  3. Come to Cleveland, Vincent. We have not had a field-stretching wide receiver, that was actually a threat to catch the ball as well, since Webster Slaughter in the 80’s.
    Of course, you will need a QB to throw it to you…

  4. # hnirobert says: April 15, 2010 10:45 AM
    Everything on this website is “might be” or “could be.”
    ———————————————-
    Correct if I am wrong, but the link to these articles does say “Latest News AND RUMORS”
    I, for one, appreciate PFT’s articles as they keep me entertained during the off-season when there is very little football news to report.
    Thanks PFT staff.

  5. Everything on this website is “might be” or “could be.”
    So what? Do you expect a blogger to hire a team of private investigators to infiltrate every corner of the globe and bring you one-of-a-kind scoops? This is just a place for football fans to find out what other fans are thinking. If you come here enough to make such a statement you are foolish to expect something different from what it is. I suggest you just accept it for what it is or go somewhere else or start your own blog. Take it or Leave it. But it serves no purpose to criticize somebody who is sharing information and opinions with you and asking for nothing in return.

  6. @ThePatriotsCheated
    Since Marshall has a 12.6 career average per reception. Last season it was 11.1 ypr, that was good enough to rank him 86th, tied with Dallas Clark. That doesn’t sound like much of a field stretching talent, especially not compared to Jackson who averages 17.2 for his career. Further evidence is the fact that over 1 out of every for catches for Jackson goes for over 20 yards while it is about 1 in 8 for Marshall.

  7. “since when is marshall not a field stretching talent? you high boy?”
    Jackson doesn’t drop the ball!

  8. # Skip Toomilu says: April 15, 2010 10:55 AM
    “Hey~ Mike Holmgren…tell Tom Heckert to GET ON THE PHONE, deal some of the many picks the Browns have next week…and get Vince Jackson to Cleveland!!
    This deal’s screaming to made.
    Go Browns~!
    FS”
    I agree wholeheartedly. We have a glaring need at wide receiver that hasn’t been addressed this offseason. Vincent Jackson would be the type of proven threat that we desperately need.

  9. “since when is marshall not a field stretching talent? you high boy?”
    Marsh has never been a field stretching player. He’s a possession receiver who can break tackles. learns something

  10. Everything on this website is “might be” or “could be.”
    So what? Do you expect a blogger to hire a team of private investigators to infiltrate every corner of the globe and bring you one-of-a-kind scoops? This is just a place for football fans to find out what other fans are thinking. If you come here enough to make such a statement you are foolish to expect something different from what it is. I suggest you just accept it for what it is or go somewhere else or start your own blog. Take it or Leave it. But it serves no purpose to criticize somebody who is sharing information and opinions with you and asking for nothing in return.

  11. Are you serious can you really say that Marshall is not hands down the better WR? Jackson is quite good but not as good as Marshall.

  12. Marshall can stretch the field as much as Jackson, just not asked to in McDumbs short passing offense.
    Ask the Bears if he can stretch the field. Ask the Redskins. Ask the Cowboys.

  13. @rydemdonkeys
    Marshall didn’t stretch the field any better with Shanahan as his coach than he did with McDaniels. His career high for yards per reception for a full season was 13 ypr in 2007. He actually had as many receptions of 40+ yards last year as he had in his previous 2 years under Shanahan. Most of the plays Marshall has that went for over 20 yards aren’t even him stretching the field as much as it was him catching a short pass and running after the catch, like in the Dallas game. Keep trying to blame everything on McDaniels though, I’m sure it helps you to sleep better at night.

  14. Ruggerlad,
    they both had the same amount of tds last year and VJ had an extra 8-9 yards per catch….that tips the scales towards VJ,
    and to all you homers, AJ will sign VJ…hes not going anywhere…..so go find another wr to poach!

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