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Rams To Call About Vincent Jackson

In one of the most “duh” moves of all time, the Rams are reportedly going to make a call to the San Diego Chargers to kick the tires and see what it would take to get Vincent Jackson.  Jackson is currently holding out for a bigger contract from San Diego and is suspended for the first 3 games of the NFL season anyway.

He is reportedly asking for a 5 year $50 million dollar contract.  It would take at least what it took to get Brandon Marshall from Denver to acquire him.   Brandon Marshall was traded for two 2nd round picks.

Would the Rams be able to part with two young solid starters through the draft for a dynamic, big, strong and fast wide receiver that is at or near his peak and only going to decline going forward?  Would the Rams be able to commit that amount of money with a substantial portion guaranteed for an older wide receiver?

Vincent Jackson is a great wide receiver no doubt about that.  He exists in the group of wide receivers that can do it all.  He can stretch the defense down the field and he can run quality routes across the middle.  The Rams are absolutely right in checking the price on Vincent Jackson before the Sept 4th roster cutdown day. He’ll have to be moved before September 4th or he will have to sit out six of his new team’s games.

What do you think?  If the price was two 2nd round picks and a big contract, would you trade for Vincent Jackson?

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2 Responses to “Rams To Call About Vincent Jackson”

  1. Vic says:

    While this isn’t exactly fair to the Spagnuolo regime or Devaney in St. Louis the Rams haven’t exactly had a great record drafting this decade. While we could hope for great things from 2 2nd round picks at least when you pick up a NFL veteran you have some history of what the player is capable of doing.

    Also considering what Bradford has shown so far it would be nice to get him a reliable target when he begins starting for the Rams. It also seems that whenever Avery is about to, as it has been put, “break-out” he gets hurt. Adding another solid option can’t hurt?

    So yes I would make that trade.

  2. Cody says:

    After what Bradford showed against the Patriots FIRST team defense, on his very first start, it would be worth the price to get VJ who will be a very reliable target for the next 5 years. Plus with a better O- line and Steven Jackson in the backfield, the Rams might be able to contend in the west this year. I’d make the trade.

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