All signs pointed to Steven Jackson voiding the final year of his contract with the St. Louis Rams for the 2013 season and on Thursday–the two sides made it official.
Now, the question emerges as what will happen with Jackson for the 2013 season as he’s expected to draw interest from numerous teams. Jackson may not display the type of numbers similar to some of the league’s other top running backs such as Arian Foster or Adrian Peterson, but the argument can be made he’s been one of the most consistent running backs throughout his career.
In fact, Jackson has crossed the 1,000-yard rushing mark in each of the last eight seasons for the Rams–which is impressive for any running back at the pro level.
Despite being around the age where running backs tend to near the end of their career, Jackson still appears to have some gas left in the tank and it should be interesting to see what type of offers he receives over the next couple of weeks–if he receives any at all. The chances of Jackson testing the market and realizing he’s a better fit with the Rams may seem slim–but you never know what could happen.
Then again, St. Louis may be at a disadvantage if Jackson prefers to play for a strong contender in 2013 like the Atlanta Falcons since his window to earn a Super Bowl win is quickly closing. Even if he does end up playing elsewhere, at least the Rams will save some salary space this season with Jackson voiding his deal.
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