Why is so many fans on here insisting on trading Hardy or Johnson for Jackson? Panthers success last season, was due to the defense. So why break the up the best front seven for a guy who wont buy all in on the team and as soon as he don't get his was will hold out until he gets his way? The ONLY way the Panthers will get Jackson is if he will pre agree to a contract restructuring and take a pay cut, which with Jackson, will NOT happen.
Carolina may have inquired about Jackson but I am sure that there is more to it, or the lack there of. Im sure that when a call or email was made, it was to see if they would take less then a 3rd pick for him. I know many think that "only a 3rd round pick" for Jackson is cheap, but you would have to consider the large cap hit he would have this season and next season ($10mil in 2015). And if the Panthers are going to extend Newton and Kuechly next offseason then it is unlikely Jackson will be wearing the blue/black/silver in 2014. My predicted landing spot for Jackson if traded would be with the Raiders or Jets.