“You Can’t Put A Price Tag On That”

January 6th, 2015

Yesterday, Joe brought word that a former Buccaneer said Vincent Jackson isn’t worth the $10 million owed him in 2015.

Tampa Bay general manager Jason Licht agrees.

Licht, however, is not taking the negative slant. Licht made it clear that Jackson’s true value can’t be measured.

Speaking on the Buccaneers Radio Network last week, Licht raved about the Bucs’ offensive captain.

“Everybody on our team really holds Vincent in very high esteem, as a person and as a player,” Licht said, “And he sets such a great example for these guys without even knowing he’s doing it. He’s one of those guys that is gonna behind the scenes mentor young guys and not tell anybody he’s doing it. He doesn’t want a gold star for it. I mean, we all know that he’s big in the military, in support here, and he’s got a little bit of a military mindset when it comes to unselfishness.

“So he’s a very valuable player. In addition to being a very good player, he’s a great person in this locker room. And, yeah, you know, you can’t put a price tag on that.”

Man, that sure sounds like the Bucs wouldn’t even consider parting with Jackson this offseason.

Joe would like to see Jackson return, but Joe surely wouldn’t bet on it. The Bucs might decide to pull a Revis and look two land two quality, younger players in free agency for the price of Jackson, plus a draft pick as part of a Jackson trade.

44 Responses to ““You Can’t Put A Price Tag On That””

  1. HawaiianBuc Says:

    Here we go again….

  2. Architek Says:

    He’s not leaving – I “hope” he will restructure but because of his presence in the lockeroom, on the field, and off the field justifies his status.

  3. buddhaboy Says:

    Does he like playing with this band of losers. look at the picture above. Not happy

  4. StayTheCourse Says:

    Vincent Jackson is worth every penny of $10 million of someone else’s money

  5. Joseph Mamma Says:

    He is certainly not as explosive and sure handed as he once was, but with the salary cap going up, I say we keep him. Unless we could get a 2nd round draft pick or better, that is, in trade.

  6. bucrightoff Says:

    Well he’s not restructuring since he held out on an actual winning team, so seriously, seriously doubt he takes a pay cut to play for a loser. But he shouldn’t have to restructure, his deal is fine. Considering the awful talent evaluation skills shown so far by Lovie and Licht, the though of trading Jackson and getting two guys to replace him sounds like it’ll backfire.

  7. Biff Barker Says:

    All nice fluffy talk to drive up his trade stock?

    Restructure him on a 2 year $11M deal and be done with it.

  8. Robert 9 Says:

    sure theres a price. 10 mill. lol

    trade him while he has value. and as someone else said. he aint happy with this shit offense.

    he keeps his mouth shut cuz he’s paid big bucks to do so, does not mean he is singing the bucs praises or doing backflips.

  9. DallasBuc Says:

    Can someone please explain why are we in the position to let quality football players go and what evidence do you have to suggest we will end up with good football players instead? The Bucs have a really tough time identifying good football players if you haven’t noticed so getting rid of one of the few we have left sounds like a Lovie/lapdog move.

  10. Clintro Says:

    I hope we keep him… great team player and a better man. It’s not like his $10 million is keeping us from signing any players we need.

    #OtherPeoplesMoney hahaha

  11. port richey george Says:

    look for the patriots to take him. there seems to be a trading relationship between the two teams. the bucs always get the the bad deal in the trades. darelle revis, tim wright, la garrett blount, logan mankins, etc….etc….

  12. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    A restructure should be a win-win…..I am sure Bucs will try…..even VJ may try….nothing ventured, nothing gained. A restructue will be a 2 or 3 year deal….I think VJ can be a good # 2 reciever for that period…..no longer.
    We need players like this to stay.

  13. Jonny 2.3 Says:

    If this was a Haynesworth type of situation where we are overpaying for an extremely talented underachiever that is also cancer in the locker room, it would make a lot of sense to part ways.

    Jackson and Mankins are two players who are worth less than their production suggests. But they bring some intangibles and set an example for many young guys. For a team below the cellar, we can do much worse than overpaying two high character average players.

  14. Tom Edrington Says:

    I’m right there with StaytheCourse:

    He’s a great guy, so is there a “great guy” premium in the NFL?

    Heck, he’s worth every penny as long as someone else is picking up the tab, if it were Licht’s money, it might be an altogether different take…!!

    Besides, why get a guy who catches everything when you can have a great guy who catches some and drops a lot too!

  15. mac Says:

    We finally have two receivers that don’t suck…

    Now everyone wants to get rid of V. Jackson…

    And replace him with WHO?

    And do what with the extra money? We have plenty under the cap to keep Jackson…

    This is just stupid, stupid stupid!!!

    The guy had over a thousand yards with a broken wrist!!!

    Come on people remove your heads from your butts please…

  16. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ Jonny 2.3

    Agree,,….you have to average things out on salaries….you can’t always have every player performing to their current salary level.
    A good example is Vjax & ME13……because of the lower draft salaries ME13 earns $510k in 2015……he did get a 9mil 5yr salary bonus…. but even adding a portion of that gives us a great financial deal for the two recievers,
    You could do the same with Goldson/McDougald or Dotson/Mankins
    It averages out…..but you must keep good players especially if they are leaders.

  17. Ray Rice Says:

    These NFL owners make $ hand over fist. $10 million isn’t sssssssh*t to them. This guy may not be worth it because of his age and drops but he sure as hell is a consummate PRO. There will not be a better receiver on the open market. Guaranteed!

  18. cmurda Says:

    Dead horse continues to get beaten. V Jax stays. End of story. Next topic…

  19. Uk_buc Says:

    Jonny 2.3 and clintro

    You hit the nail on the head.

    His money isn’t preventing is signing anyone else we need, and if he is slightly overpaid versus production, that happens in every workplace on the world.

    There are some people who are underpaid, some who are overpaid, and that will always be the case.

  20. OB Says:

    We saw how good Carolina and other teams are when they got rid of their high priced receivers. The only reason Carolina is in the playoffs is no other South team had a winning record. Just think what Steve Smith would still do for them.

    We only had GMC that was any good in the DL at the beginning of the year and he was double and triple teamed because we had nobody else.

    What do you think is going to happen to ME13 as a lone ranger receiver, double and triple teamed.

    It is like our running backs without a blocking OL running up the middle, they usually don’t reach where the center starts the play.

    And I guess our offense without an OC and McCown doing anything, just like pissing in the wind.

  21. $acbuc$ Says:

    JOE, you should be ashamed of yourself. I stopped reading so often because you and the fans are killing me. Joe I got a question for you.

    Why get rid of Jackson so teams can double Mike Evans?
    That would be back in the same situation.

    Here go one for you BRAIN FARTS.

    If we draft Winston give him Millions of dollars let him be the face of the franchise that would be setting this kid up for failure.

    My point: Isn’t Florida the same State where he commented all these so called crimes but you want him here for his career. Let him go to another state where he can start his life back on the right track.

    Joe you don’t care about this kid if you did you would look past football. Imagine him in the NFL with that same cocky attitude with millions of dollars in the same place he F up in.


  22. AK Says:

    Jason Licht basically laying the proverbial BITCHSLAP on Ian…I wish Ian would say the dumbass crap he spews to Licht’s face, bet the senile old bastard wouldn’t have the balls.

  23. $acbuc$ Says:

    My virus protecting says your site ain’t safe buddy. Hackers Non Talented Talent Evaluators. STFU!

  24. Rob Says:


  25. Fuzzy Red Coin Purse Says:

    I agree with Mac, why would we want to dismantle our best position because of a few million dollars, which I believe V-Jax deserves. He’s been one of the best players we’ve brought in, in a long time. He taught Mammoth Mike Evans how to become a NFL ready WR and that’s worth the extra money that he would otherwise not deserve because of the drops, but he did have a broken wrist. He’s a veteran leader as well. What we need is clear a OC first then a, QB, OL, LB, DE, & depth everywhere.

  26. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Only reason to trade Jackson is for a first or second. Then it would be worth it.

  27. unbelievable Says:

    We won’t get anything in a trade that is equal to the value VJax has on this team.

    Do you seriously think L&L can fetch more than a 4th or 5th for him? Why let talent go? People wanting to trade are just ignorant.

  28. AK Says:

    Ian Schmeckles “He ain’t worth no 10 million”… yeah? Ian, “you ain’t worth 10 cents” as a sportstalk radio host. WDAE’s standards are quite low.

  29. Fuzzy Red Coin Purse Says:

    I thought if a team would trade for V-Jax they would have to also take his salary too. What team would take him at that cost? If he would restructure the contract for a new team, he would probably do it for us. He’d make more here in FL than anywhere else bc of the taxes, and be apart of turning this mess around. I’ve got a feeling we’re going to have an OUTSTANDING defense next season. OUTSTANDING I SAY!

  30. Fuzzy Red Coin Purse Says:

    Damn AK, Ian is pretty funny. Maybe not so knowledgeable about anything but football, but he was in the league at least. Better than Dan Selio, that guy was a racist jerk that knew even less about everything. Selio couldn’t even get the names straight about players. Tampa Bay doesn’t have any other sports choices do we for radio?

  31. kevin Says:

    I am sick of seeing former bucs do good on other teams. Maybe one day we will retain some of the talent that we draft. But right now we cant even keep the good ones that weve signed…….smfh

  32. THETRUTH Says:

    Stupid fans asking a proven player to be traded so we can have another glaring need to add and not know what we have with who is brought in. That worked great with revis trade ? Yet we have enough under cap now to keep revis. Who cares if we pay him $10 mil we are under cap by more than that every year. That being the case we would not need that money to sign players when we have the money already. His numbers prove no drop off in ability even with age so that’s not excuse. It’s impressive considering the offense and QB he had to play with this year.

    Let evans be only proven WR next yr and you guys will be calling for his head cause his production is down. Football 101 easy to defend one wide out and 3 other WR on the other side that barely make practice rosters.

  33. "TheKevin" Says:


    If you think we should trade v-jax then your either stupid or stupid.

    Bunch of idiots on here that shouldn’t be allowed to even watch football.

    Let’s get rid of him so they can double up Evans. Yea makes a lot of sense you morons.

    I swear you all get dumber by the day. Please go hang yourselves

  34. "TheKevin" Says:


    Ian doesn’t even know much about football.

    He’s an idiot.

    Everytime I turn to that pitiful show all I hear about is food or some chick. I like chicks but I listen to hear about sports not about his hard on.

    Just because he played and sucked doesn’t mean he knows anything. That show should be cancelled yesterday.

  35. Buccfan37 Says:

    I’ve already seen the Bucs are a poor judge of talent by the crop of lackluster free agents now on the roster, also who they gave up on that now start for other teams. Keep Jackson because without him this team loses a lot.

  36. Yeah It's me! Says:

    Getting rid of V Jax would be another HUGE Mistake! He was a Pro Bowler 2 years ago with over 1400 yds and the only reason he hasn’t done it the last two years is because we don’t have a good QB (Glennon/McCown) No Oline , No running game, we cant keep the O on the field. He would easily have at least 1400 yds if play’n with Rogers, Brady, Manning (either one) Luck, Bree’s, Flacco, Rothlesburger, Ryan, Stafford, Romo, or Rivers. Yeah he’s a little older but played hurt last two years also. Awesome leader! He deserves to be paid a high salary on the worst team in the NFL (2014). No way our O plays better in 2015 with out V Jax. We will be worse without V JAX,, And that’s scary to think about.

  37. Yeah It's me! Says:

    We will be worse without V JAX! No matter how much we improve. V Jax will make us even better.

  38. lion Says:

    I don’t get the point Joe you said Licht agrees that he isn’t worth the $10 million, but then you gave a quote that illustrated the exact opposite. Can you explain please?

  39. lion Says:

    This is a very misleading article Joe.

  40. tampa2wo Says:

    Why in the hell does local media and fans want to see VJ gone over ten million dollars? Sure, if you can restructure his contract to $7-8 mil/yr with a bit more guaranteed money, then great. To put it in perspective, 49ers WR Stevie Johnson’s average yearly salary is $7.25 mil/yr. VJ was 23rd in receiving yards with the worst offense and worst QB in the league. The guy isn’t a head case, doesn’t get into trouble and is a great teammate. All of those things have intangible value that doesn’t show up on the stat sheet. You’re not going to get the same production from anyone in FA for a cheaper price. Getting rid of VJ would make Tampa worse.

    As for Ian Beckles, I didn’t even know he still had a radio show. I thought Shaun King ate him some time ago.

  41. pick6 Says:

    maybe 2 years from now when he has declined more and we are itching for more cap space, but we have so many garbage players we can purge before we think about VJax. there is a salary cap floor the bucs have to meet, and every year teams prove that you can’t buy a turnaround in FA. we might save a couple million vs what another #1b WR might demand, and you then run the risk that you’ve signed the next mike wallace or anthony collins, with no assurances that you will get the character, effort, and production that VJax has proven he brings to the table every season.

  42. Bucfan4life Says:

    You guys amaze me sometimes. Vjax is one of the better players on this shitty team and without him defenses will only have to focus on Evans. As was stated above, his salary will not prevent the Bucs from signing players they need. He is a known commodity and is much better than many of you are giving him credit for.

  43. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    We getting down to market value. What is something, an asset worth in simple business terms.

    Let’s use real estate for example. It’s worth what an unbiased buyer (no connection to the seller at all) would pay in an open market.

    And so what would an NFL team pay for Vincent Jackson on the open market?
    There must be some way to gauge this. I think Vincent Jackson should make whatever any team would pay him and that’s what the Bucs should offer.

    If VJAX can get 10 million somewhere else he’s worth it. If he would have to take a cut on the open market then he should give us a restructure.

    Because VJAX is “priceless” in the locker room we should pay him whatever the max is on the open market. He’s a gem and out of respect we should pay him market value. Out of respect to us he should respect market value as well and settle for whatever that is.

  44. David Says:

    So try to restructure a little and make it 7-8 mil per year