Any talk that Vincent Jackson could use his status as a named plaintiff in the players’ antitrust lawsuit against the owners to hold up a settlement and keep the lockout from ending may be little more than posturing.
That’s the word from Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, who reports that Jackson wants to remain in San Diego and would be willing to play for the one-year guaranteed salary that comes with the franchise tag.
In an appearance on XX Sports Radio in San Diego, Acee was emphatic that Jackson and the Chargers will work things out: “Vincent Jackson will be a Charger, and that’s the bottom line,” Acee said.
If Jackson is a Charger, he’ll be a well-paid one. The Chargers franchised Jackson in February, and the franchise number for wide receivers this season is expected to be a salary of $11.3 million. That may be enough to make Jackson happy to spend another season in San Diego.