RotoWorld just recently predicted that the Chargers would bring in Cedric Benson at runningback and now they are back in the predicting game and have Vincent Jackson signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers:
Availability: The Bolts will reportedly “do everything in their power” to re-sign their top receiver, and there appears to be mutual interest on Jackson’s end. The franchise tag is prohibitive, however, as Jackson would collect 120 percent ($13.7 million) of his $11.4 million 2011 salary. GM A.J. Smith will make a competitive offer, but there will be at least one desperate team with the cash flow to overpay. The Rams, Bucs, Redskins and Vikings should be among Jackson’s most ardent suitors.
Prediction: Buccaneers on a five-year, $56 million contract.
Will Vincent Jackson chase the money?! There will definitely be teams that will offer more money than us, but they do not have the same talent on offense or at the quarterback position like we do.
The Buccaneers have a whole new coaching staff and they have Josh Freeman as their quarterback – it doesn’t sound like a real attractive place for VJ to head out to. I think Jackson wants to get PAID, but I also thinks he wants to win. Let’s see if we can make a competitive enough offer to keep him around.