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

By Ernie Padaon

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

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!

Chargers decided not to franchise Vincent Jackson. Would be cap prohibitive right now. Still hope to sign him #insideslant

— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 5, 2012

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.