Vincent "Action" Jackson did not see much action in 2010 as he held out for most of the season and also had a team suspension he was forced to serve. Even though there were rumors about the Chargers possibly shopping Jackson for draft picks, he remained a San Diego Charger. He has said before that he would love to stay in San Diego, but the only way that will happen is if both Jackson and Smith compromise on a contract that will pay Jackson like a No. 1 receiver.
I would not be surprised either way if Jackson is out of San Diego or if he remains a Charger and continues to be Rivers favorite option. If he does stay a Charger, it is because A.J. Smith paid him a sizable contract probably worth around $8-9M a year for somewhere around four or five years.
It was reported by ESPN that Jackson was seeking a five-year contract worth $50M, with $30M guaranteed. I am quite sure that Smith will not hand out a contract like that to Jackson.
The other option is to place the franchise tag (if this is still an option in the new CBA) on him and either have him play out the 2011 season as a Charger or trade him to a team in need of a No. 1 WR (Chicago, Minnesota, New England, Cincinnati, etc...).
There is no doubt that the Chargers are a better team with Vincent Jackson lined up at wide receiver. I am just not positive as to what will happen with him over the next couple of months.
As of right now, I believe he will be suiting up in navy and gold next season.