January 27, 2013; Honolulu, HI, USA; NFC wide receiver Vincent Jackson of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (83) runs with the ball defended by AFC cornerback Antonio Cromartie of the New York Jets (31) in the second quarter during the 2013 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Chargers Likely Will Not Get Any Compensatory Picks After Losing Vincent Jackson

When you lose a player of the caliber of Vincent Jackson to free agency, you would think that you could get some sort of compensation when the league passes out compensatory picks. We lost Vincent Jackson and he put up nice numbers and even was in the Pro Bowl and no compensatory picks.

What did we get instead? Robert Meachem. Jarrett Johnson. Atari Bigby. Eddie Royal. Crap. Crap. More crap.

When you give up a player like VJ, you need to pick up something else in return. We tried to actually hit the free agent market last season and it took a poop all over our face. If we would have just stood pat with what we had, we could have had VJ still or we would at least get a 3rd round compensatory pick. Instead, it looks like we are getting NOTHING.

According to the site Blogging the bEast, a site that analyzes and tried to predict compensatory picks, the Chargers will be left without a compensatory selection. The Chargers will be missing out on an extra selection in a draft that has a lot of talent in the middle rounds.

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  • tubbs45

    That would be HORSE SHIT!!! he put up mad yards for them. Stupid AJ should have signed him years ago, no tallent ass clown!!!

  • tubbs45

    Just noticed Cormo’s two hand touch technique in the photo. I still hate that baby making machine!!!

  • Preston Niedert

    What pick lol its called free agencey ppl I can’t help it if lord of no rigns aj smith didn’t pay vincent jackson the money in 2009 and we could have avoid the holdout and all the drama that came with it some please tell me why eli manning didn’t want to play for the chargers I need quite understood the reason and I say this kudos to smith for darfting him anyway.

  • Joel Garcia

    FUCK AJ ! We should all go up north to his house and egg it ! Who’s with me ??! lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Edward-Moretti/100002785058214 Edward Moretti

    Hindsight is not foresight. Most of us were pretty happy when AJ got JJ, Royal, Bigby and, especially, Meachem. Things just didn’t work out. Unless you call getting rid of AJ and Norv working out. :0)

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      I guess it worked out. I bet Meachem plays better under McCoy

      • http://www.facebook.com/pete.spinning Pete Spinning

        Let’s hope.

  • Tom Spalsbury

    We already got something.A new coaching staff.

  • Tom Spalsbury

    Why doesn’t this surprise me ? We always get overlooked by the NFL.I guess we just need to pull up our boot straps and go punch the NFL.In the mouth with a Championship next season.Then We’ll get respect.

    • http://www.facebook.com/pete.spinning Pete Spinning

      I’m not surprised either. The NFL seems to go out of therir way to diss the Chargers. Look at the whole “stickum-gate” thing. Total BS. Jay “the d-bag” Glazer arbitrarily reports that we are cheating, and they blast it all over their website for two weeks straight. Then when we get cleared. They report it for one day, in a thirty second clip.. lol. Weak.

  • Nick in PB

    What I didn’t get from the article is why? Why don’t we get a compensatory pick? We’ve gotten much more for much less. Is this a new rule? Did we know that when we didn’t resign him? I know AJ liked getting those picks but VJ should be worthy of a very high round pick????

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Guess I could have explained a little more… Because we were active in free agency and signed players like Meachem and Johnson, we pretty much knew we wouldn’t get any compensatory picks when we did that.., AJ tried to do things a bit different this time around and it didn’t work out

      • Nick in PB

        I had to reread the article and I started to understand a bit better. I just didn’t know that signing your own free agents would negate compensatory picks. When you look at it, J. Johnson and Spurlock (later on) were probably the only 2 signings that had an impact. I really thought that all those signings were good moves at the time. I wasn’t one of those people that was horrified when we let VJ go. It’s the business of football. He wanted too much to stay.

        • DougM

          Agree, Nick. Not worth it.

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