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Vincent Jackson wants a long-term deal in San Diego

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For much of his seven-year career with the Chargers, Vincent Jackson has been an unhappy camper. But with his best opportunity to leave San Diego approaching, Jackson says he wants to stay.

I would like to stay in San Diego,” Jackson told NFL.com at the Pro Bowl. “Obviously, that’s my home, that’s where I was drafted.”

Jackson said he would prefer a long-term deal to another year of the franchise tag, although he doesn’t sound as militantly opposed to the franchise tag as he used to be.

“That’s something that’s out of my control,” he said. “I can’t concern myself with how that goes. I’d love to have a long-term deal, just to have security of where you’re going to be for a while. That’s a decision that they have to make.”

If the Chargers franchise Jackson again, he’d be guaranteed a salary of more than $13 million for the 2012 season. So the franchise tag isn’t exactly a bad deal. But the Chargers reportedly would rather avoid a contract for Jackson that hits this year’s salary cap that hard and would rather work out a long-term deal, too. Which means the Chargers and Jackson may finally work something out this offseason that makes both sides happy.

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26 Responses to “Vincent Jackson wants a long-term deal in San Diego”
  1. joetoronto says: Jan 26, 2012 6:37 AM

    I’ve seen this movie before, not so long ago.

  2. krose91 says: Jan 26, 2012 6:56 AM

    Chargers wont make the playoffs. Take the 13 mio for 16 games. Great deal.

  3. arbiterflick says: Jan 26, 2012 6:57 AM

    Make the right call for once please A.J and pay this man.

    Nobody is impressed by you trying to be unpredictable.

  4. seatownballers says: Jan 26, 2012 7:01 AM

    Charger fans everywhere feel his frustration. The gm only offers one year deals, lets established ruining backs leave in free agency, and comes of as cheap.
    Chargers will not get a ring under this management. Just as the other 3 teams in the west have vastly been improving

  5. thekingdave says: Jan 26, 2012 7:02 AM

    And I for once want to stumble across a PFT post that is not accompanied by 17 comments from trbowman, but it just isn’t happening.

  6. bangitfootball says: Jan 26, 2012 7:17 AM

    The leagues greediest player dosent deserve the franchise tag and 13 million. Hes starting to sound like DeSean Jackson now. He didnt care about “his home” when he was sitting out the year did he?

  7. leonbryte says: Jan 26, 2012 7:25 AM

    Somewhere, Eli Manning is laughing hysterically. No, wait a minute…he’s preparing for his second Super Bowl. Keep up the good work, AJ!

  8. tomsd1 says: Jan 26, 2012 7:28 AM

    They should have fired The Lord of NO Rings/GM Smith – and Coach Norbert the Dull – and signed Jackson to a contract.

  9. megabeast37215 says: Jan 26, 2012 7:38 AM

    I hope AJ drops the ball again with this guy. My Jags really need a superb WR like Jackson to go with whoever they draft (Blackmon hopefully).

    …and Trbowman craps all over every article posted. He’s a troll.

  10. wewantmoretebowandfavrearticles says: Jan 26, 2012 7:44 AM

    If AJ Smith doesn’t want to get fired next year then he’ll pay the man. He lost the respect of the locker room and agents across the league with the way he screwed McNeil and Jackson two years ago. Then you go and tag a guy who only showed up to play 6 games because of your mismanagement of the situation? It was -AJ SMITH- who cost them a playoff birth that year; not Norv Turner.

    It’s a no-brainer to apologize to V Jackson in the form of a contract extension. But, the Lord of No Rings will let him walk and cost the Chargers another playoff birth along with his job and the coaching staff’s jobs. Gotta love San Diego’s arrogance.

  11. kingbeason52 says: Jan 26, 2012 7:57 AM

    He gave Drew Brees and Darren Sproels to the Saints, You could have that combo on your team right now but you gave it up..

  12. dondiraider says: Jan 26, 2012 8:03 AM

    Thank you posting 3 year old news! I want a new car!

  13. collan11 says: Jan 26, 2012 8:14 AM

    Come to Chicago. We’ve got plenty of cap space, and need a #1.

  14. 6ball says: Jan 26, 2012 8:19 AM

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    In hell there’s only one channel, the Vincent Jackson channel. You still have time to atone.

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  15. shaner329 says: Jan 26, 2012 8:22 AM

    I have such a bad feeling that a deal is not going to happen, considering how many great players A.J. has allowed to get away.

    Please lock him up

  16. pkrjones says: Jan 26, 2012 9:20 AM

    Jackson should seize this chance to get far, far away and get that multi-year deal elsewhere. Teams that desperately need a #1 WR: Chicago, Minnesota, Jax, SF, Seattle…

  17. jgrange08 says: Jan 26, 2012 9:54 AM

    No player should want to go to SF, if you have a bad game then the fans may line up outside your house with torches and pitchforks.

  18. frownifdown says: Jan 26, 2012 10:57 AM

    Come to the Vikings Vincent! We have a great head coa… wait, I mean we have a healthy star runnin… umm, we have an amazing quarterba… Well, we have great catering! Just ask Randy Moss!

  19. thatdudewiththemarauder says: Jan 26, 2012 11:00 AM

    When he says San Diego, does he really mean Washington?

  20. frownifdown says: Jan 26, 2012 11:11 AM

    If I were Vincent I’d do my best to go to the Patriots. Definitely a huge need for them and would allow them to focus on defense in the draft. Imagine a motivated Vincent, Welker, and Hernandez/Gronk out there with a better defense. Lethal.

  21. jamfed619 says: Jan 26, 2012 2:24 PM

    I expect AJ to offer Vincent nearly the same contract as Eric Weddle got, $40 million over five years (maybe four years).
    Gates is past his prime and they need Vincent if Gates goes down or retires.
    However, Vincent Jackson and Malcolm Floyd are nearly identical TYPE players. SD really needs a SPEEDSTER WR, and Malcolm Floyd’s contract is small beans compared to Vincent’s value.

    I’d be OK to let him walk, as Vincent BROWN has shown very nice promise… Remember, VJ doesn’t catch 100 passes per season. He’s a 60 to 70 catch guy… So he should get paid like a 60 to 70 catch guy…
    I can see VJ going to the RAMS for big $$$.

  22. jamfed619 says: Jan 26, 2012 2:26 PM

    BTW: Sidney Rice’s contract is five-year, $41 million (nearly identical to Eric Weddle’s). VJ will get the same offer from San Diego, BUT with TONS of escape clauses, since VJ has two DUI’s.

  23. chargers308 says: Jan 26, 2012 3:07 PM

    The difference between Vincent Jackson and Desean Jackson is VJAX didnt give up on his team like Desean did. Desean didnt get a deal so he sat on the bench and pout. VJax played though injury and helped SD win games. Even without contract guaranted. Tell me whos greedy.

  24. whoknowsnothing says: Jan 27, 2012 2:30 AM

    Just sign with the Cardinals, P. Manning would appreciated it, especially when he joins the team this off-season.

    Manning +Fitzgerald+Jackson= Plenty of problems for other defenses.

  25. boltjolt says: Jan 29, 2012 1:46 PM

    LOL, Peyton isnt going to AZ and try trading Kolb with that contract to pay Peyton. Not happining.

  26. siaaa says: Feb 2, 2012 3:41 PM

    I watched this guy from his rookie year and all the little bonehead mistakes he made on and off the field and truly feel thst he has come a long way and has become a real man thats responsible and dependable. this is usaully when AJ(J stands for jerk) lets them walk.

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