The Packers should be serious about signing Steven Jackson.
It was an unusual opening day of NFL free agency for Green Bay Packer fans. Normally, there is nothing to be heard from Packers camp during the first few days of the frenzy as the high priced free agents come off the board fast and furious but yesterday was just a little bit different.
Packer fans actually did have some potentially significant news to chew on Tuesday as Green Bay made contact with St. Louis Rams free agent running back Steven Jackson and were even mentioned in numerous reports as the front-runner to sign the nine-year veteran, who has rushed for at least 1,000 yards in eight consecutive seasons.
Obviously excitement among Packer fans would go through the roof if the team signed the big, bruising running back, who could finally bring the physical presence to the running game that Green Bay head coach Mike McCarthy has talked about for such a long time.
But that question has to be asked – are the Packers a tr...