Posted March 15, 2013 on AP on Fox
Steven Jackson has wanted to hold up the Lombardi Trophy since he was 10 years old. Now that he's signed with the Atlanta Falcons, the three-time Pro Bowl running back believes he's one step closer to his goal. Like Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez, Jackson says he considered retiring after the season, but decided that he's still too productive to pass up a chance to win the Super Bowl. Among active players, Jackson leads the NFL with 10,135 yards rushing, but he hasn't been to the playoffs since his rookie year of 2004 with the St. Louis Rams. Joining an Atlanta team that fell 10 yards shy of winning the NFC championship, Jackson says he and the Falcons ''looked like a marriage that was meant to happen.''
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Falcons land RB Steven Jackson

An already potent Atlanta Falcons offense just got even stouter. The Falcons have agreed to a free-agent contract with former St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson. The Falcons have made re-signing their own players the main focus of offseason personnel moves the past few years, but the team was in need of a starting running back after releasing Michael Turner. One of the...

Jackson ready for 'special things' in Atlanta

ATLANTA On Friday the Atlanta Falcons introduced new starting running back Steven Jackson and if the organization were looking for the most compelling spokesman it could find to persuade doubters that they have a championship-caliber offense, Jackson would be their man. The confident and quotable Jackson said that the Falcons with talented players who will be all around him in...

Steven Jackson agrees to terms with Atlanta Falcons

Ballertainment Steven Jackson joins the Atlanta Falcons Steven Jackson will get a fresh start with the Atlanta Falcons after agreeing to terms with the team, Thursday. The Falcons organization tweeted the news this afternoon… #bbpBox_312302214943219712 a { text-decoration:none; color:#AAAAAA; }#bbpBox_312302214943219712 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }The Falcons have agreed...

Steven Jackson Thought About Retiring Before Joining Falcons

Former St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson almost became a Green Bay Packer a couple of days ago before choosing instead to sign with the Atlanta Falcons. What many don’t know is that Jackson almost made the decision not to sign with anyone.  Jackson told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that he seriously contemplated retirement. “I was thinking about maybe retiring,”...

Atlanta Falcons Sign RB Stevan Jackson To 3 Year Deal

Free agent running back Steven Jackson has agreed to terms with the Atlanta Falcons.  The Falcons' official Twitter page reports that the deal spans three seasons. Financial terms were not disclosed.Jackson hit the free agent market after the St. Louis Rams gave him the option to void the final year of his contract in a late season negotiation of Jackson's contract. The...

Falcons agree to 3-year deal with Steven Jackson

The Atlanta Falcons have found their replacement for Michael Turner by agreeing to terms with free agent Steven Jackson on a three-year deal. The Falcons announced the agreement on Thursday, but did not release the terms. The 30-year-old Jackson had 1,042 yards rushing and four touchdowns with the Rams last season. It was his eighth straight season with more than 1,000 yards rushing...

Steven Jackson Contemplated Retirement Before Joining Falcons

Former St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson almost became a Green Bay Packer a couple of days ago before choosing instead to sign with the Atlanta Falcons. What many don’t know is that Jackson almost made the decision not to sign with anyone.  Jackson told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that he seriously contemplated retirement. “I was thinking about maybe retiring...

Reports: Falcons, not Packers, get Jackson

Steven Jackson will not be heading to Green Bay. According to multiple reports, the 29-year-old running back agreed to terms with the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday. Jackson was reportedly considering the Packers and Falcons prior to joining Atlanta. Jackson, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, spent the first nine years of his NFL career with the St. Louis Rams. Despite running for...
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.