NFL Rumors: Steven Jackson likely headed to Green Bay Packers

March 12, 2013 – 10:24 pm by Ryan Phillips

Steven Jackson

Running back Steven Jackson is one of the biggest names on the NFL’s free agent market this offseason, and if reports are to be believed, he is close to finding a new home. The Green Bay Packers are reportedly close to signing the 29-year-old running back to a deal.

Jackson has spent his entire nine-year career with the St. Louis Rams, but voided the final year of his contract last week. While the Atlanta Falcons were thought of as a top candidate to land the Oregon State product, most experts agree the Packers will be tough to beat for his services.

Green Bay general manager has always been an admirer of Jackson, and would likely be willing to give him a deal in the $12 million range (guaranteed money) over three seasons. That would be a solid deal for both sides.

Our Packers sources agree that right now the Packers and Jackson appear to be headed down the aisle together.

Jackson will be 30 in June, but he still has some gas left in the tank. He is a solid receiver out of the backfield, and at 6’2″ and 240 pounds would give the Packers the between-the-tackles runner they have lacked in recent years.

The 29-year-old is the NFL’s active leader in rushing yards (10,135) and attempts (2,395), while he is tied for fifth in touchdowns (56). Jackson has also hauled in 407 passes for 3,324 yards and eight scores during his career.

While nothing is official and things can change quickly in the NFL, all signs point to Jackson ending up in Green Bay.

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  1. 7 Responses to “NFL Rumors: Steven Jackson likely headed to Green Bay Packers”

  2. Come to Green Bay Steven, will win you a SB. The best QB in the NFL, one of the best receiving corps and THE best if Jennings is resigned. Atlanta just like every year will fade when it counts.

    By Nick Perry on Mar 13, 2013

  3. Finally….a quality running back for the pack. I can’t image why its taken so long to sign a strong running back..It takes some of the heat off Aaron Rogers. Good call.

    By jack vestuto on Mar 13, 2013

  4. It is starting to look like the packers want to get Jackson without paying him what he is worth. They even threaten to bring in Hillis for a visit. They have to be kidding right, who would worry about Hillis? What a joke that is…

    By USA Sports 360 on Mar 13, 2013

  5. THE PACK COULD DO A LOT WORSE. JACKSON IS IN GREAT SHAPE & WANTS THE “RING” IT WASN’T GOING TO HAPPEN IN ST. LOUIS. HE’LL GIVE IT HIS ALL FOR THE YEARS HE HAS LEFT, IF THEY GET HIM.

    By OLD PACKER FAN on Mar 13, 2013

  6. While it is a good possibility of Jackson coming to GB, I am not sure the writer has followed the BG GM Ted T. very closely.. Highly unlikely that Jackson gets 12Million guaranteed ..

    By joe on Mar 13, 2013

  7. Thompson already missed out on four good defensive players and once again he’ll draft to fill the defensive needs and it wont pan out. And Rodgers keeps getting older and the window for a superbowl win is closing. WAKE UP TED THOMPSON!!!!!!!however Sherrod helped out alot last year, so did Justin Harold. Everybody gets lucky with 2 or 3 picks out of a draft.

    By jeff beadling on Mar 13, 2013

  8. Welcome to Atlanta!

    By David on Mar 14, 2013

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