Vincent Jackson to Sign This Week?

SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 17: Wide receiver Vincent Jackson #83 of the San Diego Chargers stiff-arms cornerback Darrelle Revis #24 of the New York Jets during AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Qualcomm Stadium on January 17, 2010 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)


I thought I was done with this story, but it just will not die!! Marcus McNeill weakened Vincent Jackson‘s stance in his holdout by signing this last weekend and becoming eligible in Week 6 to play. Vincent Jackson may need to make a similar move to maximize his playing time this season by signing right before the week 4 game.

Vincent Jackson’s three game suspension for violating the teams personal conduct policy ended on Sunday after the Week 3 loss to the Seahawks. In order for his roster exemption suspension to start, he needs to report to camp by signing his tender. If Vincent really “wants to play” this season, then he should sign his contract before the week 4 game against Arizona. His suspension would then end after week 6 and be just in time for the October 19th trading deadline. The deadline is right before week 7 games and signing would minimize his suspension for the season. It would increase his chances of getting a trade or even getting that big contract that he would like.

The Chargers are currently sitting with the number 1 rated offense in the league without the services of Jackson. The other holdout, Marcus McNeil, has already signed for the minimum tender. The trading deadline is approaching on October 19th and Jackson needs to sign this week in order to be eligible to play directly after that deadline. AJ Smith has shown that he knows how to play this game of hardball. Jackson got some bad advice and needs to just fire his agent and just sign his tender.

Maybe we get Vincent to play some special teams to really help out!

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  • AJ

    Why would VJ sign? He played out his contract and got a tender offer worth far less than his market value. He could play and risk injury, but only at a bargain basement rate offered by the Chargers.

    Or he can hold out and get paid in a long-term deal next year. Seems like a no-brainer.

    Oh, and that No. 1 rated offense the Chargers are “sitting on top of” has played four sub-par defenses. If you think that Malcom Floyd is anywhere near as good as VJ, you just don’t know what you’re talking about.

    The Chargers tried to take advantage of a weird collective bargaining year AFTER JACKSON PLAYED OUT HIS ENTIRE CONTRACT WITH NO HOLDOUTS. That’s not playing hardball — that’s trying to shortchange your talent.

    • Ernie Padaon

      VJ says that he wants to play.. check out the article written up today by Jason LaCanfora of

      he believes that VJ will sign also. There was an offer put on the table for $3 million. i know that is not fair value for him, but that is the Chargers right to offer that and it is his right to sit out.

      also, i never said that Malcom is as good as Jackson. I just said that this offense is ranked number 1 and has not skipped a beat. Sure they played some poor teams, but the Chargers are moving the ball at will on those teams like they should and making it look easy.

      i understand that jackson played his whole contract out, but the rules changed around and he is still property of the Chargers as a restricted free agent. So, his term with the Chargers is not quite complete due to the new rules.

  • AJ

    OK, we’re on the same page then: The Bolts ownership — which profits at least $10 million a year on the team — is cornering its talent with money for less than it is worth. It’s their choice to bully their employees who do not walk the company line. The Spanos are fantastic at hardline politics and donating to ultra-right causes, but they have not won a single Super Bowl in a quarter century.

    Before you slurp on their “right” to under-pay talent, please respect the pain that long-time fans have suffered because of the greedy decisions to field Billie Joe Tolliver and the like.

    You can say that this offense has not skipped a beat, but it did a handful of times — if you’re watching the games and not just checking numbers. There were Floyd targets in the KC game that a stronger WR would’ve caught.

    Remember when AJ went hardline on Gates? Sure, it all worked out well, but we lost a game without him where he could’ve made a difference. Oops. Season down the drain.

    I just do not understand why you worship the Spanos hardline and resistance to fielding the best team possible when every single person in SD has already subsidized these bilionaires.

    If they’re going to ask the city to gift them a few hundred million, is it really so bad to expect them to pay Jackson what he is worth? Maybe they could even spend $250K on donating tickets to the city that they are asking for a half billion from.

    Some people just worship money and power, I suppose. I don’t. I believe the people with it should be held accountable once they start mixing their money with the government as the Spanos have.