Jackson in the mix?

Vincent Jackson is the latest player rumored to be coveted by the Washington Redskins.  Vincent Jackson has spent his entire career with the San Diego Chargers, and as recently as this off season, he has wanted a bigger better deal.  According to some reports he wants money equal to that of Brandon Marshall, traded by the Denver Broncos to the Miami Dolphins this off season.  Those numbers are for four years and upwards of $47.5 million.

Mike Shanahan is said to be “very interested” in Jackson.

…Shanahan has been “a big fan” of Jackson dating back to the 2005 NFL Draft, when Shanahan’s Broncos reportedly considered selecting the eventual Pro Bowl receiver.

If the Redskins were to trade for Jackson, would this be a sign of “business as usual” and the team continuing to mortgage away its future by giving up draft picks?  Or is this a necessary trade to ensure a competitive edge in the upcoming 2010-2011 season?  The opinion is split.  One thing for certain is that Vincent Jackson is a talented wide receiver who is big and can make the big athletic plays.  However, isn’t that why the Redskins drafted Malcolm Kelly and Devin Thomas?  Should the Redskins even make a note worthy run at Jackson, then this speaks volumes to what the team feels about the two draft picks from 2008.

There is no denying the raw ability these two have the potential for, but bringing Jackson is not exactly a ringing endorsement of their services.  In addition, who knows what happens with Santana Moss.  Jackson is a great idea and a great fit, but what will it cost?

Tags: Devin Thomas Malcolm Kelly Santana Moss Vincent Jackson

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