After nine seasons with the St. Louis Rams, veteran running back Steven Jackson has decided to void the final year of his contract with the only team he’s played for in the NFL. As a result of Jackson’s pending free agency, the Atlanta Falcons may take interest in Jackson according to Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com as of Feb. 27:
He reportedly will void the final year of his contract and become a free agent. That’s brought all sorts of talk that Jackson could land with the Atlanta Falcons.
The move makes sense on a lot of levels. The Falcons are expected to part ways with Michael Turner, who did not have a great 2012 season. Atlanta needs to get better in the running game.
With the Falcons ready to part ways with Turner, the door will be left wide open for Jackson to come into Atlanta and fill the void in the backfield. Although a return to St. Louis hasn’t been ruled out at this point, Jackson is searching for an opportunity to win a Super Bowl title before calling it a career and that opportunity won’t be available with the Rams.
At this point in time, Jackson appears to be the ideal fit for the Falcons and would fit in seamlessly in Atlanta, but it remains to be seen whether or not the veteran running back is truly willing to take a pay cut to sign with the Falcons in order to play for a legitimate Super Bowl title contender.
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