The Facts: Following up on the ongoing story. ... The Bears, Bucs and Redskins are thought to be the most aggressive bidders for Jackson. According to a league source, the Bucs have the inside track to land Jackson with the Bears among the serious suitors who might come up short.
Diehards Line:Jackson has said he would return to the Chargers for less than what he might be offered by other teams, but as Sun-Times staffer Sean Jenson points out, indicate there will be a strong market for Jackson, one expected to be too rich for the Chargers’ taste. Despite the Bears’ interest in him, Jackson might cross the threshold they’re willing to pay. His salary might exceed $14 million a season, and the Bucs and Redskins might be more inclined to pay his price.