September 11, 2011; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers receiver Vincent Jackson (83) sits on the sidelines during the third quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE

Franchise Tag Deadline Will Pass And We Will Get What We Expected: NOTHING

The deadline to place a franchise tag on players is going to come and go and we will get what we had expected all along: NOTHING!

Vincent Jackson will be allowed to test the free agency market on March 13th with all kinds of teams looking to pry him away from San Diego. The Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Washington Redskins must be licking their chops on the opportunity to add a receiver of this caliber onto their roster.

What do we do now? We sit, wait, pray that VJ will want to take less money to stay in sunny San Diego. We chalk this up on our lists of reasons why we hate our management. We hope that this team is NOT in a rebuilding mode.

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  • 619chargers4life

    there gonna get a deal done. Floyd came back. so did weddle.

  • A_Eme_O_Ere

    It’s the only thing they could do. I believe VJ is the key to our offense but I also think he believes he deserves Larry Fitzgerald money which, BTW, he doesn’t. So his options are hope Cutler can find him while he’s running for his life, go catch balls from Rex &/ Beck or go catch balls from Josh in an empty stadium. I think VJ will get just enough from AJ to keep catching passes from Philip.

    • epadaon

       @A_Eme_O_Ere them stupid patriots might get in the mix… but with them franchising welker, i can’t see them spending big dough on 2 receivers. they dont care about defense over there either though

  • NickGoulart1

    So many needs on defense and the O-line…10+ annually may be too much.  If I were the Chargers, I would be tempted to let VJ walk.  My guess is they would get a 3rd round compensatory pick next year and the difference between his contract and that of say, Reggie Wayne would be at least 6 million.  Obviously at this point Jackson to Wayne is a significant downgrade at WR, but #17 has shown he can make it work with anybody IF he has a pocket.  Putting the $ into the O-line and defense might be the best play.  That said, I will still welcome 83 back with open arms.  

    • epadaon

       @NickGoulart1 if the chargers know whats best for them, then your suggestion is right on the money.. we cant have that much money going to a wide receiver when we dont have an offensive line and a defense that can stop the ball!
      if we get wayne or a brandon lloyd and maybe a robert meachem, this offense will still move the ball.. offense has never been the issue with this team