Jeff Fisher says Steven Jackson staying put

AP

St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher did everything he could to put to rest any talk of the Rams dealing running back Steven Jackson before Thursday’s 4:00 p.m. ET trade deadline.

“The Steven Jackson rumors are rumors. He’s our running back,” Fisher said, via Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “We’re not calling around, nor are we getting calls for that matter. Put that to rest.”

Jackson is officially under contract through 2013, but Jackson can reportedly void the final year of his deal and become a free agent at the end of the season. Jackson has spent his entire nine-year career in St. Louis and has posted 1,000 yards rushing in each of the last seven seasons.

Through eight games, Jackson has 108 carries for 403 yards and one touchdown while splitting carries with seventh-round pick Daryl Richardson.

17 responses to “Jeff Fisher says Steven Jackson staying put

  1. If he’s your running back, give him the ball. Just trade him already. He’s been a loyal soldier, kept his mouth shut. He deserves to play for a contender.

  2. Jackson doesn’t look right this year… he is either struggling with injuries or he is closer to done… he was due 7m next year… that’s elite RB salary… you can get very good RBs for 2-3 m…
    not surprised that they voided his last year…

  3. What a waste of a career. Almost anywhere else he could have been a HOFer, a few maybe an immortal of the game.

  4. I know when the Packers played the Rams it was a relief that he only got about 10 carries and no catches. So even of you don’t trade him, thanks for that Jeff.

  5. Seems like his career will be much like Corey Dillon’s work horse back with a terrible team , puts the team on his back destroys his body , then the team casts him aside it’s all business but hopefully he can go somewhere and help out and get his ring

  6. There’s only a handful of teams I could see Steven Jackson get traded to, and that’s if Jeff Fisher is actually sandbagging the media by saying Jackson isn’t going anywhere, when actually he is strongly considering trading S-Jax. Here are a list of potential suitors.

    Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs, Cincinnati Bengals.

    Most likely landing spot: Green Bay

    Dark Horse team: Dallas Cowboys

    Best Fit: New Orleans

    Worst Fit: Kansas City Chiefs

  7. New Orleans doesn’t run the ball and already has a high quality back who doesn’t play and is not bring traded.

  8. Jeff Fisher also says, “…. however I am taking offers for Sam Bradford…”

    Crickets….

    “Well, at least I make a boatload of dough and have a cool mustache.”

  9. I’m afraid there are other considerations at play here that non-Ram fans don’t appreciate.

    The Rams have three rookie RBs on the depth chart behind Jackson, with 66 career carries between them.

    Trading Jackson would turn this unit into the thinnest, greenest RB corps in the NFL. This, on a team that wants to run and needs to be able to run to compete.
    The Rams have been able to run effectively at times. That has neutralized a pass rush and also led to an effective play action; Sam Bradford is on pace for career highs in completion percentage and passing yards.
    Jackson is by far their best RB in pass protect. They can’t trust their rookies in blitz pickup. Have to consider Sam Bradford’s welfare too.
    I like Darryl Richardson but God forbid the Rams trade Jackson and Richardson gets hurt or proves to have a ball security issue. Then what?

    I want to see Jackson play on a contender just as much as any of you(maybe more). But not at the Rams’ expense. They need him here.

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