Chargers WR Vincent Jackson was asked about his future with the Chargers and whether or they had begun to negotiate a new contract. Jackson didn’t provide any specific details about a new contract but he did seem optimistic about the idea of re-signing with the team.
“There hasn’t been any communication as far as contracts go,” Jackson said, via NFL.com. “I would like to stay in San Diego. Obviously, that’s my home, that’s where I was drafted. I’ve got some good guys around me -– Philip Rivers (Antonio) Gates, Ryan Mathews. It would be a great place for me to stay, so we’ll see if that works out.”
Last year the Chargers chose to use their franchise tag on him rather than negotiate a long-term contract. Jackson was asked whether or not he would be ok with receiving the tag again.
“That’s something that’s out of my control,” he said. “I can’t concern myself with how that goes. I’d love to have a long-term deal just to have security of where you’re going to be for a while. That’s a decision that they have to make.”
Chargers GM A.J. Smith has been open to the idea recently of keeping Jackson in San Diego but it’s hard to say if he plans to him one of the team’s offseason priorities.
We have Jackson listed as the #23 best available free agent in our Top 50 Free Agents list.