The Broncos are desparate for help at wide reciever and Vincent Jackson, a Colorado native, is an unrestricted free agent.
There will be plenty of talk over the next few months about what players the Broncos should take a look at in free agency.
The conversation starts with #83 of the San Diego Chargers, Vincent Jackson.
Jackson is an unrestricted free agent. He held out prior to last season and wound up signing a one-year tender after rampant speculation that the Chargers would trade him. His relationship with the Chargers organization is strained and, with the talent the team has at his position, it’s highly doubtful that Jackson will be back.
He’ll sign somewhere. It might as well be with the Denver Broncos.
Vincent Jackson was born in Colorado Springs in 1983 and attended Widefield High School. He went on to a College career with the Bears of Northern Colorado.
By joining the Broncos in 2012 he can return to his home state and offer the Broncos such much-needed help at wide receiver.
We know he’s a big play guy. He has burned the Broncos repeatedly since being drafted by San Diego in 2005. There’s little doubt that Tim Tebow could benefit from Jackson’s skill.
But Tebow could be the factor that make V Jax resistant to signing here. It has been said that no big-time free agent wide outs would want to come here because of him. Tebow is considered to be as damning to a WRs numbers as Coors Field is to pitchers.
Still, the allure of playing in his home state and being close to his family might just be enough to sway him.
Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas are both very promising prospects. Decker’s hands need some work, though. He’s not quite skillful enough to draw coverage away from Thomas. Vincent Jackson most certainly is.
Even in a 2011 season that was somewhat pedestrian by his standards, Jackson was able to average over 18 yards per catch and tally over 1,000 yards receiving for San Diego.
By bringing him in the Broncos could glean information about the Chargers offense and sap a division rival of talent at the same time. That double whammy should be enough to put Jackson on Brian Xander’s radar.
Come home, Vincent, come home.