The clock is running out for the Minnesota Vikings to make a trade for Vincent Jackson. Running out on the Vikings and not on the Chargers. The San Diego Chargers have already gone through a deadline like this once and were content with the results. So, if the Vikings want to make that trade to upgrade the receiving unit then they need to act fast. They have till 1pm today to make a trade for the pro bowler to avoid a suspension that would keep him out until week 7. The rumored asking price is a 2nd round and 3rd round draft pick. The Chargers are content with a compensation pick that they would receive if he walks away in free agency.
It would ease the tension of a lot of fans if a trade was made just to remove all the talk of him sitting out from the team. He denied the tender offer of $3 million in the offseason and was looking for a multi-year deal with around $30 million guaranteed. That is a steep asking price for a receiver that is one DUI away from a year suspension. He already has 2 DUIs on his record and has shown his lack of judgement.
There is no denying his talent that he provides on the field. He is able to stretch the field and out-jump opposing defenders. He runs crisp routes and was a favorite target of Philip Rivers. He opened up the field for players like Antonio Gates to catch the underneath routes and was able to draw the double teams. He is a tall athletic beast of a receiver and is a waste of talent sitting on the couch.
Minnesota or any other team should make their bid now. The clock is ticking.