Nothing about Vincent Jackson’s current predicament seems easy, except coming up with the trade compensation for him.
Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune writes that the Chargers are believed to be asking for a second-round pick in exchange for Jackson. That price reportedly wouldn’t be an issue for Seattle.
Money is the far bigger problem. Jackson wants a contract in the range of Brandon Marshall’s deal with Miami or more. Acee’s sources say Jackson wants $30 million guaranteed on a five-year, $50 million contract. That’s a price the Seahawks are unsurprisingly unwilling to meet. (Jackson’s multiple DUI arrests apparently don’t hurt his asking price.)
If Seattle did trade for Jackson, they would be lacking picks in next year’s draft. They already traded a 2011 third round pick for Charlie Whitehurst.