Chargers wideout Vincent Jackson says he wants to remain in San Diego, but that he’s fully prepared to sit out the 2010 season.
Those were the somewhat predictable highlights of an interview he conducted with Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network on Friday. They were the first on-the-record comments from Jackson in quite some time. He admits he doesn’t know what’s going to happen.
“We’ve been trying to figure that out,” Jackson said via the San Diego Union-Tribune. “Again, I trust my
agents, they’ve been doing a great job for me, but we really don’t have
an idea right now. We’re not being granted permission to speak to other
teams and we’re not even sure if they want to trade me. I would love to
stay in San Diego.
“That’s where I’ve been and I have a good relationship with the guys
that are there. I miss being around my teammates, but again I understand
the beast of the business. We’re just controlling everything we can
One thing they can control is Jackson’s pricetag. Kevin Acee of the San Diego-Union Tribune reports that the Vikings, in addition to the Seahawks, balked at Jackson’s request for a five-year, $50 million contract, with $30 million guaranteed.
It’s been a busy week in Jackson news and we don’t expect it to slow down anytime soon.
By stepping in front of a camera, Jackson is reminding 31 other teams that he’s still out there, waiting for a contract offer that may not arrive his season.