A superb athlete and one of the NFL's biggest wideouts, Jackson's ability to create separation and make catches in traffic down the field could make New England's passing game impossible to defend.
Greg A. Bedard of the Boston Globe reported (h/t Rotoworld) that the Pats' top priority in free agency will be finding a receiver to complement Wes Welker. While he lists Jackson and ex-Steeler Mike Wallace among those the Patriots should chase, he considers V-Jax the best option.
Meanwhile, Greg Horton, a pro scout for ESPN's Scout's Inc., lists New England third on his "Five best landing spots for Vincent Jackson" piece on ESPN Insider.
It may be a long-shot, especially considering the Patriots' recent history of frugality regarding big-name free agents (you can thank Roosevelt Colvin and Adalius Thomas for that), but adding a 29-year-old, 6'5", 230 pound burner with terrific hands could ease the pain of another Super Bowl collapse for Patriot Nation.
Let's take a look at four things the Pats must consider in evaluating whether V-Jax is worth the investment.