The Bears are among three teams that have “debated making a run” at disgruntled Chargers receiver Vincent Jackson, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Redskins and Seahawks are the other two teams reportedly interested in the restricted free agent who's involved in a potentially long holdout with San Diego.
ESPNChicago.com's Michael C. Wright takes a look at what it might cost the Bears to acquire Jackson:
Chicago’s internal discussions about the possibility of adding Jackson are interesting, considering what it likely would have to pay the receiver in terms of salary, and what it would have to give up to consummate a trade with the Chargers. Brandon Marshall’s trade from the Denver Broncos to the Miami Dolphins may have set the framework for a potential Jackson trade.
The Dolphins traded away two second-round picks for Marshall. So it’s likely the Chargers, who reportedly are listening to trade offers, would seek similar value for Jackson, 27.
At 6-foot-5, Jackson appears to be an ideal weapon for the Bears to add to Jay Cutler’s arsenal. Jackson averaged 17.2 yards per reception last season, and caught nine touchdown passes.
Read the rest of Wright's article here.