Vincent Jackson was able to reach a one year deal with an undisclosed team but the Chargers were not able to agree to terms of a trade, according to Jackson’s agent.
Why is the agent working out a contract when a trade is not in place anyway? Also, does this mean that he was talking to a team other than the Seattle Seahawks? I thought that the only team that was given permission to talk to Jackson was the Seattle Seahawks. Vincent Jackson is NOT an unrestricted free agent and the Chargers own his rights. Jackson is not able to freely look for a team… hence the term, RESTRICTED Free Agent!
There is no way that the Chargers will accept a trade that will bring them less than a 3rd round pick back. Even if Vincent Jackson walks away as an unrestricted free agent next year, the Chargers would get a compensatory pick in the 3rd round. General Manager AJ Smith will just wait it out.
Vincent Jackson and his agent decided to play this game of chicken, and it seems that he is losing! The more I see Vincent Jackson in the news, the more it feels that they are in panic mode and trying to stir the pot. I don’t see Marcus McNeill in the newspaper anywhere. Vincent, find your self a designated driver and just sit quietly at home!