Vincent Jackson Holdout: 5 Reasons the WR Won't Play Anywhere in 2010
The San Diego Chargers still remain without wide receiver Vincent Jackson, not to mention offensive tackle Marcus McNeill, as both players continue to hold out and refuse to sign their one year tenders.
As for Jackson, he's already said that he's willing to sit out the entire 2010 NFL season if he and the Chargers can not work out a long term deal, which looks unlikely at this point.
Is this just an idle threat or is Jackson really ready to forfeit more than $3 million just to prove a point?
So far, the Chargers have only allowed him and his agent to speak with the Seattle Seahawks despite Jackson's agent telling the media that they've had more than a dozen teams interested in his client. While most think the wide receiver will cave at some point, I'm not so sure.
Here are 10 reasons Jackson won't be playing anywhere next season.
Off The Field Problems
One of the reasons the Chargers are hesitant to sign the Pro Bowl wide receiver is his off the field problems that have gotten him into trouble, including a DUI arrest this past off season.
While that's not the main reason, it has to be a factor.
If you're a Chargers' fan, or at least follow the team, you know that A.J. Smith is one of the favorite targets of a lot of the callers into local radio stations in San Diego.
Smith has been blamed for a lot of things over the years and you might be able to add one more to his list of wrongs.
Only Able To Talk To The Seahawks
According to Jackson's agent, they are only able to talk to the Seattle Seahawks regardless of the fact that there are almost a dozen teams interested.
When the Chargers were asked for a list of teams not to talk to, they refused such a list. When they were asked what they wanted in return for Jackson, again, they refused to give them any information.
The Chargers seem like they're almost unwilling to trade him at all and would rather he sit out the entire year just to prove a point.
Seattle May Not Give What The Chargers Want in Return
With the list of talented receivers the Seahawks already have, one has to wonder just how much the Chargers are going to want in return and if Seattle is willing to pay up.
Chargers May Not Need Jackson
The San Diego Chargers already have a deep and talented receiving corps. So much so, that they may not need Vincent Jackson back to be able to move forward.
Add to that list rookie wide receiver Seyi Ajirotutu who impressed coaches, as well as the media, with three catches for 71 yards in the team's second pre-season game against the Dallas Cowboys.