Fantasy owners and Vikings fans had visions of Vincent Jackson dancing in the end zone. But as the clock struck 4, all dreams were dashed.
After receiving multiple offers for suspended Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson throughout the day, Chargers General Manager A.J Smith wouldn’t budge. The deadline has passed.
The NFL and the NFL Players’ Association had agreed to a 4 p.m. ET deadline for San Diego to trade Jackson, which would have allowed him to be active by the fifth week of the regular season. Jackson is under a three-game suspension for past DUI offenses. When he did not sign his restricted free agent tender, the Chargers placed Jackson on an exempt list, which prohibited him from playing for three more weeks.
By letting Wednesday’s deadline pass, the Chargers will keep Jackson on the exempt list for the first six weeks of the season. San Diego still can trade him by the Oct. 19 trade deadline.
“We had multiple offers and the Chargers squashed them all,” Jonathan Feinsod, one of Jackson’s agents, said.
The Minnesota Vikings were willing to give up a second-round draft choice and an additional conditional pick to the Chargers, a source said. Another source said Jackson had even worked out a financial package with the Vikings.
What is Smith thinking?
-First of all, the Chargers weren’t willing to pay Jackson what he wanted($8-$10 million a season). A second-round pick would be considered amazing compensation for Jackson by almost all standards, except Smith’s.
- A few weeks ago, Jackson told the NFL Network he’s willing to sit out the entire season. After A.J’s ploy, do you think Vincent wants to play for the Chargers?
-Without Jackson in the lineup, the Chargers seem to be doing fine with Malcolm Floyd and Legedu Naanee. No need for Jackson.
- Smith said if he was going to trade Jackson it would have to be to an NFC team.
-Smith wanted too much for Jackson, as in multiple picks. Jackson was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2005 NFL Draft .
The Chargers can still trade Jackson by 0ct. 19, but until then, he will remain suspended until week 7.
Is A.J. Smith still bitter that he was forced to trade Eli Manning, even though he ended with the better quarterback in Phillip Rivers?
A.J. paid Gates but he won’t pay/trade Jackson.
I’m sorry Vincent Jackson– A.J. Smith is for real.