We reported last night that the Packers are the current leaders to land running back Steven Jackson.
But that doesn’t mean Jackson will be breaking the bank.
According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Packers have indeed expressed interest in Jackson. However, they refuse to get involved in a bidding war for him, or to become leverage for a deal Jackson does elsewhere.
Silverstein suggests that the Packers’ decision to bring in Chiefs running back Peyton Hillis for a visit could be aimed at sending a message to Jackson that the train will soon be leaving the station. (I know that’s Shad Khan’s line, but I like it.)
There’s also a chance that Hillis will replace fan favorite John Kuhn, who is getting pretty pricey for a fullback at $2.5 million.Regardless, if Jackson wants to play a significant role for a contending team, Green Bay could be his best option. And he’s been around the NFL long enough to realize it.