People close to Jackson tell me they’re convinced that he will ultimately be franchised, despite reports that the team won’t apply the tag. It would cost around $14 million for the Chargers to use the tag for a second straight year on the receiver.
That represents big money, for sure. But tight end Antonio Gates has slowed down some and the Chargers have already lost some receivers over the years. Letting a vertical threat like Jackson walk away would leave a big void.
Can we just end this drama already?! Just sign the man to a long-term contract and start working on the other holes on this team.
The deadline to put a franchise tag on VJ is on March 5th and I guess we have to wait till that date to figure out what is going to happen with the franchise tag. Today, the stories say that we expect a franchise tag and the story will probably change again in a couple of days.
If we do actually give VJ the Franchise Tag, should we just expect this drama all over again next off-season? Let’s just get that long-term deal done and end the drama!