We told you Vincent Jackson should have been a Pro Bowl selection all along.
The guy is a star, and Sunday night, in a game of stars, Jackson stood out. Just like he does in nearly every game he plays.
Jackson was originally a Pro Bowl snub, and even worse, he was a third alternate. But thanks to a Pro Bowl exodus, Jackson was eventually named to the team. Justice was served and Jackson went out and proved he belonged.
The Chargers’ 6-foot-5 receiver made a strong push for Pro Bowl MVP honors in the AFC’s 41-34 win. Houston quarterback Matt Schaub won the MVP.
Jackson did his part, though. He had seven catches for a game-high 122 yards. His night was highlighted by a 48-yard touchdown catch. Jackson also stood out on special teams, and he displayed his fantastic blocking skills.
If the NFL world didn’t already know Jackson is a special player, it does now.
That could be bad news for San Diego, though Jackson will likely be a restricted free agent this offseason. It would not be a shock if a team ponied up a package of draft picks to secure Jackson.
At the very least, expect some teams to consider giving up big draft picks for Jackson. San Diego cannot let Jackson go. He is a rare player. He proved that Sunday.