Steven Jackson is one of the top free agent running backs available, and reports say he is “likely” to sign with the Green Bay Packers.
Pro Football Talk reported on Twitter Tuesday that the Packers were the “leaders” to sign Jackson. Packers Report later reported that Jackson is “likely” to sign with Green Bay.
Jackson was a first-round draft pick of the Rams in 2004 and has played his entire career in St. Louis. He has never experienced a winning season as a pro (the Rams finished 8-8 twice since he’s been with them). He voided the final year of his contract with the Rams to become a free agent after reportedly being dissatisfied with his role on the team.
Jackson was initially considered to be a favorite to sign with the Atlanta Falcons, who released running back Michael Turner earlier this month. The Pittsburgh Steelers have also been mentioned as a potential landing spot for Jackson, but Green Bay could make the most sense.
The Packers had a poor running game last season after Cedric Benson got hurt and need an upgrade. Jackson would provide that, but the question is whether the Packers are willing to outbid Jackson’s other potential suitors.
Though Jackson will be 30 by the time the season begins, we still think he can play well for at least the upcoming season.
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