St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson has rushed for over 1,000 yards each of the last six seasons. Over the years Jackson has been the workhorse that keeps the St. Louis offense moving but he has never had a consistent backup running back. As Jackson, who will be 28 in July, ages, some may question if Jackson can keep his performance up.
Many Rams fans wanted to see the team sign Brian Westbrook last off season. Westbrook ended up signing with NFC West rival San Fransisco, and the Rams went on to use Kenneth Darby and Keith Toston. These two failed to consistently pick up yards on the ground as Darby averaged 3.1 yards per carry and Toston averaged 2.8. The Rams, who have bigger needs than backup running back, should still look for a new one this off season. The question is, how should they attain a new backup running back?