The San Diego Chargers have been reluctant in signing Vincent Jackson to a long-term contract, but they have designated him as the “franchise tag” for the 2011 season.
This could be a risky proposition, as there is no guarantee that this provision will be included in the new collective bargaining agreement (CBA). Jackson could leave as an unrestricted free agent or sign the tender offer and earn between $10-11 million this season.
It might be to the Chargers advantage to seek a trade partner and acquire some value for him, rather than losing him entirely after the season. And to land Jackson, a team will have to exchange a big-time trade package and money contract to acquire his services.
Let’s take a look at the possible future destinations that Vincent Jackson could be playing football in the not too distant future.