Steven Jackson expects he’ll be a Ram in 2013

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When word broke that the Rams will allow running back Steven Jackson to void the final year of his contract to become a free agent after this season, it was widely assumed the writing was on the wall for Jackson’s departure from St. Louis.

If that turns out to be the case, this Sunday would be his final home game as a member of the team. That assumption might have been incorrect, though. Jackson can remain in St. Louis for the final year of his deal, which is set to pay him $7 million, and he doesn’t sound like a man itching to ply his trade elsewhere. While he’s thought about the fact that this could be his last home game, Jackson says he expects to be with the Rams in 2013.

“It’ll be something that I look forward to dealing with and handling at the end of the year,” Jackson said, via Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, “I’m very optimistic that I’ll finish my career as a Ram.”

It’s less clear whether or not the Rams want to continue the relationship and an extension that lowers Jackson’s cap hit next year could be a possibility. If Sunday does turn out to be Jackson’s final home game, he has a chance to go out with a bang.

Jackson needs 71 yards to reach 10,000 for his career. He’d be the 27th man in history to reach that milestone and the 15th to get all of the yards with the same team.

5 responses to “Steven Jackson expects he’ll be a Ram in 2013

  1. As a huge SJax fan, unless he takes a pay cut, I don’t see him returning. Richardson was a 6th round draft pick this past draft and is running well spelling SJax and ran well when he needed to start for SJax due to injury. They also drafted Isaah Peed who hasn’t even seen the field yet because Richardson is running so well behind SJax. Could have been one of the best RBs ever if the front office could have just built an offensive line to block for him and Bulger. Ever since Orlando Pace went down like 7 years ago, they have never recovered.

  2. this man is the Rams, so he should ne allowed to stay one! He has been the star on that team for so long, doing great plays with a crappy team around him. as a Rams fan I want to see him stay. totally worth 7million to me as a fan.

  3. The Rams are not going to compete with the Niners and Seahawks with Pead and Richardson at tailback. There is a reason two of the most physical defenses in the NFL respect Steven Jackson so much. If they hold him to a three yard average, you can bet it is a very physical and hard fought three yards. Lynch, Gore and Jackson are what make their teams go.

    Sign the man.

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