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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Green Bay Packers Need to Sign Steven Jackson

Since 2008 the Packers have had one of the best passing attacks in all of football, but they have lacked a consistent running game.  Steven Jackson would be a great solution for the Packers because he would be affordable, reliable, and improve the Packers offense.

Steven Jackson is one of the better running backs in the NFL today, but he is getting older and steadily declining.  Although he will be turning 30 by the start of the regular season, he did have a solid season last year.  He rushed for 1,042 yards with four touchdowns in 16 games.  Steven Jackson still has gas left in the tank, and he could be a solid option for the Packers at an affordable price.  

He would also be a reliable veteran running back for the Packers.  Even though he is getting older, he has been able to remain healthy and consistent over his career.  Over his nine year career he has rushed for over 1,000 yards in each of those seasons besides his rookie year, and most importantly he has shown solid ball security, averaged only two rushing fumbles per season.  

Steven Jackson will be affordable and reliable for any team, but most importantly he would be an excellent fit for the Green and Gold.  With the Packers being a pass first team, he would not need to be relied upon as much, as he has been with the Rams over his career.  He would also be a great addition to the Packers' passing attack.  Over his career he has proven, that he can catch the ball out of the backfield, and in 2012 he caught 38 passes for 324 yards.  The Packers offense would become more explosive with the threat of running the ball on any given down, and Steven Jackson is a perfect solution for the Packers.  

Steven Jackson is a veteran running back who would be reliable and improve the Packers running game at an affordable price.  


  1. You said affordable...that's when I stopped reading...almost 15 teams are vying for his services, that doesn't spell affordability.

    1. There are really only four or five teams that have a shot of signing him. Compared to what other running backs are going to receive this offseason, such as Reggie Bush, Rashard Mendenhall and Ahmad Bradshaw, he is affordable.

    2. He ended up signing for $12 million over 3 years. Sounds affordable to me.

  2. The other teams either don't need him, or are so terrible that they have so many other needs. Goint point of a running threat on every down. I don't know if I'm sold...but I'm more interested than I was before.