Jan 1, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson (83) lines up for a play against the Oakland Raiders during the second quarter at O.co Coliseum. San Diego defeated Oakland 38-26. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE

49ers and Rams Will Get Into Bidding War For Vincent Jackson IF He Becomes Available

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IF the San Diego Chargers let Vincent Jackson test out the market in free agency, then there will be a slew of teams that will jump in on a bidding war for his services. Who wouldn’t want a big strong receiver that can stretch the field and make big things happen?

Jason La Confora suggests that the St Louis Rams and the San Francisco 49ers would be two of the teams that would get into the mix to try and lure Jackson onto their teams.

When Jackson was holding out a couple of seasons ago with a contract dispute, the Rams were one of the teams that wanted to make a trade for him. The Rams traded for Brandon Lloyd last season and still are looking for more offensive weapons to join Sam Bradford and Steven Jackson. They need another weapon to open up the field more.

The 49ers have a really strong defense and they needed just a little bit more offensive firepower and they would have been in the Super Bowl. They needed more consistency from their wide receivers and Jackson could be the offensive weapon that they could add to put them over the top.

It is up to the Chargers to make their move now. The Chargers still have the option to franchise tag Jackson OR they can still negotiate a long-term deal with him. Does Jackson want to join a Jeff Fisher type offense with Bradford as his quarterback OR does he want to join an Alex Smith led offense? Jackson’s best option would be to stay with an offensive minded head coach with a Pro Bowl type quarterback like we have here in San Diego.

The Bolts are believed to start some contract negotiations with Jackson right after the Super Bowl. Philip Rivers and Norv Turner both have expressed their desire to keep Jackson in San Diego. Jackson also has said that he would like to stick around here. Now we will find out what AJ Smith’s thoughts are on keeping VJ around.

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  • Spyhunter4

    @chargersbuzztap nothing has changed. AJ is still an idiot and a loser.

  • Rachel Hicks

    then I guess he’d better NOT become available!

  • Shawn Falconer

    A J will let him go, he let’s all the talent go. I wish Dean would stand up and give the man a long term contract cause V J’ no joke

  • 619chargers4life

    it is what it is. move Floyd to the number one, Brown number two. and so forth. i would hate to see VJ go but if he does we better stack up on some draft picks and go all out.

  • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

    We’d better pick up somone in free agency or something though…. That depth would get really thin really fast

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  • tank58

    i want him to stay but jeez, A.J. is running this ship and he doesn’t play to win…VJax needs to stay and we need to pick up a 3rd down receiver, one who has speed and a great route runner

  • ThomasBell

    If V-Jax leaves then Dean Spanos should fire AJ Smith in a heart beat to send a message.

  • Vardog

    Let’s see…Sproles, Osgood, Naanee, and now V.J.? If they don’t keep Jackson, Smith should be used as filler for the new stadium (if it ever gets built). He got rid of decent route runners and a great threat out of the backfield. Now he wants to get rid of a deep threat? Add A.J. Smith to the list of Wonders of the World.

    • All Charged Up

      Osgood and Naanee I can live without, what have they done since they’ve left? Sproles on the other hand will probably sting for a long time. If VJax leaves, we know who’s going to be our 1st pick in 2012.

      • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

        @All Charged Up trade up for Justin Blackmon??? OK, its AJ… trade up for Alshon Jeffery..

  • gtr_donald

    I wonder how many of these people posting were the same ones who wanted A.J. to trade V.J. when he was holding out and then got pissed when he wasn’t traded to the Vikings for a 2nd rounder. It’s amazing how much waffling and inconstancy one sees as a football fan (mostly from fellow football fans).

    • Vardog

      @gtr_donald Not I

  • MikeTuck

    If AJ Smith is half ass smart he’ll put an end to this right away, talking to Jackson Floyd and Brown to get them all under 3 year deals. with Mathews and Rivers that is about the lenghth they have to get it done. Draft the speedster from Fresno St. and see if he can play the slot and return punts. But keep Rivers timing with these 3 nice and secure. The problem w/ Smiths wait and see makes the guys feel unwanted or valued and that breaks the chemistry you’ve tryed to build. The Chargers have some Damn good players and there is no since dangling them out there. If it happens again this year Spanos should be taken out behind the barn.

  • gtr_donald

    If they let him walk (and that’s a big if), they should look at Laurent Robinson (again) and Jerricho Cotchery. Both of them had slightly better ratings than Jackson, according to ProFootballFocus. Plus, they probably will cost as much together as VJ would alone. Not to mention, Cotchery used to play college ball with Rivers.