The Chargers and their top wide receiver Vincent Jackson haven’t been able to work out a contract because Jackson wants a big raise and a contract closer to the one Brandon Marshall just inked with the Dolphins.
The contract problems have caused reports of trade talks to commence because Jackson is a stud of a receiver at 6’5″ 230 pounds with outstanding speed and great hands.
A number of teams have reportedly expressed interest in trading for Jackson and chief amongst them are one of the Eagles divisional rivals the Washington Redskins.¬† Skins coach Mike Shanahan has made it clear that he would love to sign the San Diego Chargers wide receiver.
Shanahan in fact was very close to drafting Jackson a few years ago when he came out of college.
Interestingly, the big number one target of Charger quarterback Phillip Rivers is working out with in Arizona with current Skins quarterback Donovan McNabb.¬† This is going to further the rumors that Jackson is a target of the Skins.
It surely doesn’t hurt that McNabb will be able to cement a relationship with Jackson, if while they’re trying to acquire him in a trade.
The Chicago Bears are also supposedly in the running for Jackson but there’s also a report that they’re not interested.¬† The Seattle Seahawks are another team which is reported to have interest.