Steven Jackson could be the guy to help Green Bay get back to the Super Bowl.
The Green Bay Packers do not take many risks in NFL Free Agency. In fact, for the most part, general manager Ted Thompson stays away from it altogether – choosing instead to focus on re-signing the players he has drafted that prove worthy of second or even third contracts.
Yet, sometimes you have to get out of your comfort zone.
Thompson did exactly that last year in the 2012 NFL Draft as he traded up three times to acquire defensive players, including twice in Round 2 of the draft to get the likes of Casey Hayward and Jerel Worthy. Proving that he is willing to go against his norm if he thinks it’s in the best interest of the team.
Now it’s time for Thompson to get bold again as the Packers must do something to address a running game that’s ranked outside the top-20 in rushing yards gained three years running –and the way to do that is by signing St. Louis Rams free agent running back Steven Jackson.