The UT San Diego looks at the reasons why Pro Bowl receiver Vincent Jackson may walk in free agency. I think the Chargers will try to stay in the mix with him in free agency and if their offer is in the same ballpark Jackson may opt to stay because he likes his coaches, teammates and the city so much.
Jackson is a key part of this offense and San Diego would have to change its offense some if he is not a Charger. I don’t think its worth it and I think San Diego needs to do what it takes to stay in the mix for Jackson.
There are still some people close to the situation who think the Chargers could end up putting the franchise tag on him although it doesn’t seem to be the most likely route at this point.
In other AFC West news:
The Chiefs have reportedly extended tight end Jake O’Connell for a season. He is a reserve.