Should the St. Louis Rams Push to Bring Steven Jackson Back?

By Dan Parzych
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It came as no surprise to see Steven Jackson and the St. Louis Rams make the decision to void the final year of his contract considering he was scheduled to make $7 million in 2012–which is a hefty price for a running back his age. Jackson is scheduled to test the open market and see if there are any other teams interested in bringing him on board for the 2013 season.

However, the argument can be made the Rams should consider working out a new deal with their beloved running back so he returns for at least one more year.

Jackson may not put up the type of numbers some of the other league’s top running backs display, but he’s been one of the most consistent running backs throughout this career. The fact that Jackson has broken 1,000 rushing yards in each of his last eight seasons is enough proof he still has some gas left in the old tank and any team would be lucky to have him on board next year.

Obviously, Jackson will most likely test the open market to see which teams will offer him the most money, but there’s a good chance he won’t receive anything close to what he was originally supposed to make from the Rams. Jackson has spent his entire career in St. Louis and it only seems right that he finishes it off there as well–so it should be interesting to see if they consider an attempt to bring back next season.

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