At first blush, some will say that running back Steven Jackson erred when he chose to walk away from one year and $7 million in St. Louis to make, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, $12 million over three years in Atlanta.
Of the amount, $4 million is guaranteed.
Look for Jackson to get every chance to win the starting job, with Rodgers making regular appearances in order to keep Jackson fresh. After all, the nine-year veteran has more than 2,800 career touches — which translates to more than 300 total touches per year.
If Jackson wants to finish all three years of his new contract, he’ll need to be willing to dial back on the contact.
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