V-Jax Strong-Armed By Chargers

SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 17: Wide receiver Vincent Jackson #83 of the San Diego Chargers reacts after a play against the New York Jets during AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Qualcomm Stadium on January 17, 2010 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

The Vincent Jackson takeover of this blog is nearing its end, so for those of you getting tired of hearing about him, this is probably one of the last times he will be mentioned here. There were plenty of interesting notes to hit the wire about V-Jax today, none more important to us than the fact that the Rams made a contract offer to the talented receiver. Apparently, the Rams pulled out of the sweepstakes after talks with the Chargers broke off due to their astronomical asking price. So for those of you who have been complaining that the front office doesn’t do anything, there ya go.

Equally as interesting were the comments made by Jackson after the deadline came and went. Jackson said that he just wants to get back on the field, and he feels like the Chargers and GM AJ Smith intentionally made the asking price for him unattainable for other NFL teams. I am siding 100 percent with Jackson here. He made an outstanding point when he said that the team obviously thinks he is a very good player because they asked for the moon from prospective suitors, yet they won’t give him anything more than the low-ball tender offer. If they really think he is that valuable, they should pay him the money he deserves.

Jackson also went on to say that there is almost no chance that he will suit up for the Chargers this season. Once again, I don’t blame him. Why would he want to contribute to a team that has treated him in such a way? Even though he is on my fantasy team and I really need him to get on the field with someone (I’m sure some of you can relate), if the Chargers won’t move him, I hope he stands his ground and sits out all year. Stick it to AJ Smith, Vince.

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