Veteran running back Steven Jackson is leaving the Rams after nine seasons. Though he could have returned at $7 million per year (if the Rams would have been willing to pay him), the Rams didn’t want to keep him as the workhorse tailback.
So Jackson will be playing elsewhere. So where?
Previous reports linked him to the Falcons. A league source with knowledge of the running back market tells PFT that the Packers are believed to be the current leaders to land Jackson’s services.
It’s no surprise; in what has become an annual rite of speculation, the Packers have been linked to Jackson via trade, as the deadline approaches in October and the Rams’ fortunes fade.
Still, the question becomes whether the Packers would truly use him. Despite periodic proclamations of a desire to commit to the run, the Packers continue to pass to set up the pass, with the running game being an afterthought.