Sorry to disappoint those who dreamed of DeSean Jackson joining the Viking to form a dynamic receiving duo with Percy Harvin, but it now looks like Jackson won’t be hitting the market. Philadelphia media people are reporting the Eagles will franchise tag the mercurial receiver. If that happens the Vikings could only get Jackson via trade, and I really don’t see them coughing up precious draft picks for him. So pretty much cross Jackson off your wish list if he was ever on it to begin with.
But don’t despair too much, there will still be plenty of good receivers for the Vikings to target when free agency kicks off March 13th. Vincent Jackson has been the center of most of the speculation. Dwayne Bowe, Robert Meachem and Mario Manningham have also been thrown out there.