Wednesday, July 7, 2010
AFC West mailbag
By Bill Williamson
Mid-week mail call:
Jason Lara from Pasadena wants to know what team may be the most likely landing spot if the San Diego Chargers trade Pro Bowl receiver Vincent Jackson.
Bill Williamson: I think Seattle and Washington will show a lot of interest if San Diego decides to trade him. Both Seattle and Washington have the money to give Jackson a big contract extension. Both teams are also aggressive. It will likely take two second-round draft picks to convince San Diego to deal Jackson. Both the Seahawks and Redskins could be enticed to pay that price.
Will from Lenexa, Kan., wants to know what I think of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Brodie Croyle.
BW: I think he is an interesting player. He reportedly looked good in Kansas City’s minicamp last month. Croyle has looked good in the past, but his problem is staying healthy. That’s the big concern. Can he stay healthy if needed? I think he is a fine backup in Kansas City and the Chiefs won’t hesitate to use him if needed. If both starter Matt Cassel and Croyle play well in training camp and in the preseason and another team suffers a major injury at quarterback, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Chiefs felt comfortable enough in trading Croyle if the price was right. He does have value because he is talented.
Chris from San Diego wants to know if San Diego traded Vincent Jackson to Washington could disgruntled defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth be part of the deal.
BW: While Washington could be a player for Jackson, I don’t see Haynesworth being part of the trade. The reason why Haynesworth is not happy in Washington is that the Redskins are moving to a 3-4 defense and he is a 4-3 player. San Diego runs the 3-4 defense, so that wouldn’t solve anything for Haynesworth.