Seahawks could have interest in Vincent Jackson

Chargers unsigned restricted free agent Vincent Jackson has not been the subject of offseason trade rumors.  A trade, however, could be one way for the two sides to avoid a wholly unfavorable situation with both getting something in return.

NFL Network’s Total Access program broached the topic Monday night.  Reporter Jason La Canfora had the following to say: 
“If the Chargers came to a point where they were trying to trade Vincent Jackson,” said La Canfora, “I would expect the Seahawks to be quite active in trying to acquire him.”
As noted by La Canfora, the Seahawks were heavily involved in bidding for former Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall prior to the draft.  Seattle’s interest in Marshall not only indicates that the team might be willing to part with the compensation necessary to acquire a top-shelf young player, it shows that Pete Carroll’s team has identified wide receiver as a weakness.
In order to acquire Jackson, the Seahawks would likely need to fork over something similar to what the Fins paid for Marshall — two second-round picks.  Seattle would presumably also want to extend Jackson’s contract long term, as he is under control only through the 2010 season.  The Seahawks would then likely release aging receiver Deion Branch, who is undeserving of his current $5.47 million salary.
We should make it clear that La Canfora’s story does not cite sources, and is hardly a concrete report.  It’s speculation, but informed and reasonable.  If the Chargers do put Jackson on the trade block — which would entail notoriously stubborn G.M. A.J. Smith “giving in” to some degree — Seahawks G.M. John Schneider should be among the first people Smith calls.

20 responses to “Seahawks could have interest in Vincent Jackson

  1. No mention of getting Charlie and Vincent “back together” again? Gee, I wonder if they are using that “back channel”?

  2. “It’s speculation, but informed and reasonable.”
    Well informed and reasonable is more than your speculation ever is.

  3. “We should make it clear that La Canfora’s story does not cite sources, and is hardly a concrete report.  It’s speculation…”
    you said it.

  4. well if AJ can fleece seattle for what they got for Jesus Hair
    then im pretty sure the Chargers can get much more for Jackson.
    maybe their former first round, BUST-er Davis is turning a corner
    but he might hurt himself doing that.

  5. monet99 says:
    June 21, 2010 11:13 PM
    Vincent Jackson worth two 2’s? Oh please
    well his cost is a 1st and a 3rd AND hes a damn good WR and makes the deep ball LOOK pretty.
    But then again, it was Rivers throwing it to him, not Whitehurst, who is no where near Rivers as far as raw talent and/or accuracy

  6. damn! how would they feel giving up for vincent jackson what they could have gotten brandon marshall for?? i am not one of many people who underestimate or are unaware just how good vincent jackson is, i have known about this guy since the mid 2000’s when he was at small university of northern colorado (where he killed it). but i would def have a little bit of a hard time knowing we settled on jackson instead of being aggressive and pulling the trigger on the marshall move! either way tho, vincent immediately upgrades the wr corp of any team he goes to.

  7. what are the chargers thinking not getting this guy signed?
    that team is basically held together by Jackson, Rivers and Gates. Their defense is nothing to get excited about. The only reason all these hacks pick the Chargers to go to the super bowl every year is because of that passing game.

  8. @ dolphinfiegl99
    what the heck are you talking about?!?!!
    Did you even read the article?

  9. Given that AJ was widely credited for getting the best of Schneider in the trade for Charlie Whitehurst, it seems unlikely that the Hawks would be willing to give the Chargers what they would seek for Jackson. Schneider’s trade honeymoon is over; no more mistakes given that Losman has prolly replaced CW as the Hawks’ #2 behind Hasslebeck. Schneider already cost Seattle a shot at Clausen @ #40 in the draft, so Golden Tate @ #60 is the Hawks WR shot instead of Marshall (or Jackson).

  10. # jahrasta311 says: June 22, 2010 2:54 AM
    “Vincent Jackson is better than Brandon Marshall.”
    That’s some funny sheat right there!!!!!!!!!

  11. La Canfora is a joke. He looks like the kid from 2 and a half men. He couldn’t wash Adam Scheflers jock strap

  12. “We think it’s a great idea. And they should throw in McNeill as well.” Chargers in ’10. Booyaa!!!
    /s J. McDaniels, T. Cable, T. Haley

  13. How is it that every name out there gets linked to the Seahawks. Boy I can’t wait until Favre gets ready to make HIS decision, Seattle here I come!

  14. Sounds like San Diego told NFL Network to put this out there to see if Seattle will bite. San Diego loves trading with Seattle because of how San Diego came out looking in the Jesus (Charlie Whitehurst) trade.

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