Originally written July 28, 2012 on The Football Fan Spot:
Steven Jackson is now 29 years old and has 2138 career carries. The average member of the top-25 all-time leaders in rushing yards has his last 1000 yard season at age 30 and 2602 career carries (Jackson currently sits at 32nd all-time and will likely finish his career in the top-25). After that players have a big drop off and they average just 169 carries per season at 3.5 yards per carry and just 5 touchdowns, so they’re really a non-factor as a back. Because of this, the Rams wisely decided to use a 2nd round pick on a running back, Isaiah Pead, in this past NFL Draft. Nonetheless, they are still working on an extension with Steven Jackson, as he revealed in an interview with Pro Football Talk this week. Jackson is owed 7 million per year over the final 2 years of his contract, which take him through his age 30 season. Based on history, Jackson cannot be counted on to contribute much in 2014 and beyond and may even break down before that. An extension would seemingly serve no pur...
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