[Update: Remember those two DUIs I mentioned could be a problem? Well, Jackson will be suspended for the first three games of the season.]
I really don’t understand it, but apparently Bruce Allen and the Redskins are looking for a way to trade for the San Diego Charger’s Vincent Jackson. The franchise has already stocked up on a number of receivers from young and inexperienced to mediocre and pretty old, so why are they looking for another one? Especially one that has two DUIs and is disgruntled about his contract (remind you of anyone?)
Whatever does happen, Redskins fans made it pretty clear on Hogs Haven that they want nothing to do with the troubled receiver. After over 700 votes Wednesday, 88% of readers of the blog say they would not want to give up a first round pick in 2011 or 2012.
Yeah, I’d say that’s pretty definitive. It’s no Gallup poll, but I’d say it makes a statement.
Jackson is obviously a stud and there’s nothing I would love more than a receiver that is not only taller than six feet tall, but can catch over 1,000 yards in a season. Unfortunately, it would cost too much to bring him to Washington, sacrificing precious first round draft picks. Ever heard that one before?
Donovan McNabb has done an amazing job making mediocre receivers looks amazing, so why keep trying to add to the receiver corps when there are other obvious personnel problems with the switch to the 3-4?
It confuses Redskins fans when the mission statement seems to be changing to a development franchise vs a reload Rambo one and trade rumors as big as these come out. The direction obviously hasn’t changed and even seems to be getting worse. We’ll see how this shakes out and keep you updated if Jackson will be wearing burgundy and gold in 2010.