We found out Monday, thanks to NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora, that the Seahawks figured to be one of the teams interested in Chargers soon-to-be holdout Vincent Jackson.
On Tuesday, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reported that one team already had called the Chargers about Jackson and was politely declined.
So it’s no surprise that we found out Thursday, per an Acee report, that the interested team was Seattle.
The Seahawks have a crowded field of receivers, but it doesn’t boast a clear-cut No. 1. The Seahawks also were first out of the gate in exploring a trade for Brandon Marshall earlier this offseason.
It’s only an opinion, albeit an informed one, but Acee doesn’t believe the Chargers will trade Jackson.
Reluctance by Chargers general manger A.J. Smith to trade Jackson makes sense. Dealing Jackson, who then likely would receive the long-term contract that he covets, would indirectly reward him for his boycott. It also would set a precedent for every Charger who seeks a new contract.
Once the Chargers begin training camp, and Jackson follows through on his threat to hold out until Week 11 (even though he’s not technically under contract), we’ll have to see if the team reconsiders its options and decides to put him on the trading block.