I am usually very pessimistic when it comes to the Pats going after big name players in free agency or in trade scenarios. However, I am starting to wonder if there is something to the unsubstantiated rumors of the Pats being in the mix for this guy. Didn't Michael Holley or someone else on WEEI claim the Pats would make a play for Jackson this past offseason? Whoever it was claimed BB was extremely high on him as a player and person. I know he has the DUI issue, but in all of his interviews he seems like a stand up guy. Also, there seems to always be a mention of another team in the running for Jackson other than the Vikings. Because there is no mention of the other team, it leads me to think it's obviously a very "keep everything under wraps" team. Who's more secretive than the Pats? Who has more ammo to trade than the Pats? If it is between the Vikings and the Pats, from Jackson's perspective who has the better QB situation, now and moving forward? The Pats need a long term answer at WR, and Jackson seems to fit their needs perfectly. I know it's a long shot, but for some reason I do believe the Pats could be "the other team in the running" that has been talked about.