The Chargers have been offered a second-round pick and a conditional pick in 2011 by the Minnesota Vikings for wide receiver Vincent Jackson, three sources said Tuesday, but that deal looks dead because the Chargers have asked for a second- and third-round pick for 2011.
The Vikings, who are willing to sign Jackson to a one-year deal worth approximately $6 million, would throw in the conditional pick for the Pro Bowl receiver if they signed him to a long-term contract. Jackson would replace wide receiver Sidney Rice, who will miss at least the first half of the season after hip surgery in training camp.
The Chargers are asking for the second- and third-rounders based on the price the Denver Broncos got for wide receiver Brandon Marshall in April. The Broncos received two second-round picks for Marshall from the Miami Dolphins, however, the Dolphins made the deal after agreeing to a five-year, $47.5 million deal with Marshall.