Atlanta Falcons Emerge As Suitors For Steven Jackson

December 23, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson (39) runs against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. St. Louis Rams defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28-13. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

This is from an article on ProFootballTalk:

According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Falcons are “one of the most likely suitors” for Steven Jackson if he gets away from the Rams.

Sometimes, it gets hard being right all the time. But if you read my recent list of Top 5 potential NFL homes for Steven Jackson, I had Atlanta at #1 ahead of St. Louis Rams.

Right now as it stands the Atlanta Falcons have Michael Turner on their roster but they’re expected to release him. While signing Steven Jackson wouldn’t be a revolutionary youth movement it would be a production move and a bold move that shows they’re serious about winning a Super Bowl.

Michael Turner ran for 800 yards last year and averaged 3.6 yards per carry. That was one of the worst marks in the league. To put it in perspective Felix Jones of the Dallas Cowboys averaged 3.6 yards by comparison.

Steven Jackson broke the thousand yard threshold running for 1,042 yards and a more impressive 4.1 yards per carry. Still middle of the pack in the NFL but he played for St. Louis and faced San Francisco and Seattle twice each.

Steven Jackson could bring a balance to that offense that could make it the best, especially if Tony Gonzalez came back. They’d have a playmaker at every position. Not to mention the influence he could have on the young Jaquizz Rodgers who is a similar style player to Jackson.

Topics: Atlanta Falcons, St. Louis Rams, Steven Jackson

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Gilbert/608125038 David Gilbert

    i like the idea of steven jackson and jacquizz rogers. That could be a pretty decent combo.

    • Mike Dyce

      A good mentor for a young running back too

  • David Alejandro Miniel

    This move makes a lot of sense. A work horse that could compliment this high power offense perfectly.