The Green Bay Packers just watched their divisional rival, the Detroit Lions, beef up their offense by signing running back Reggie Bush. Since virtually the start of free agency the Packers have been targeting running back Steven Jackson and now they’re reportedly nearing a deal.
According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette’s Rob Demovsky, the deal is for three years. Reportedly what’s holding up this deal from getting done and rolling out the back drop for a press conference is money.
The Packers are in a tight cap situation and are trying to spend money wisely. They have Greg Jennings demanding reportedly $10 million a year, and that could result in them cutting Jermichael Finley.
Supposedly the Packers have a number in mind that they’re not willing to budge from and Steven Jackson is trying to squeeze out a little more. But the fact that the two sides are talking and Jackson isn’t headed to entertain other offers should be a good sign.
I heard originally that he should net around $12 million over three seasons, so who knows where the numbers that are being discussed are at now. He is 30 years old but he has plenty left in the gas tank and playing for a contender like Green Bay should be exciting and rejuvenating.
Hearing the #Packers and RB Steven Jackson have been talking about a three-year deal. Working on details.
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) March 13, 2013