Amid a slightly boring week before the draft, speculation has gone up that Steven Jackson, the Beast of St.Louis, is on the block. Here are some reasons why this insanity can't continue.
First some reasons think these rumors are true.
1) Steven Jackson is getting old. He is at the over the hill age for running backs, 29. At this age most RB's start slowing down and become less explosive. This is certainly the case with Jackson but he was never really a speed threat.
2) He is getting 7 mill the next to years, and supposedly wants more.
3) The Rams have interest in Trent Richardson.
Now for my arguements
Steven Jackson is certainly getting older, and a successor may need to be found soon, but Steven has made a very good point, he is somewhat in his prime. He is old enough to have wisdom and maturity that is needed to succeed in the NFL. About his rumored demand for more money, I highly doubt it. He could be cut anytime, and will get less then 7 mill, due to the lack of importance for RB, rather then lack of his ability. Also Most of the 2011 1000 yard rushers all cost more or the same as Steven Jackson does. Also the main reason he can't be traded or cut, is that even I f the rams look at Trent Richardson, Jackson gives this team a veteran leadership, that this team needs desperately. Sam Bradford just can't give this kind of leadership yet, an may even require it himself, due to last years mess. This means Sam can concentrate on throwing the ball, rather then worrying about the team and the rookie RB in the backfield. And why should we trade away a known commodity for an unknown one? Trent Richadson, like everybody, in every draft, has the potential to not amount to much in the NFL. Also FYI, I believe that Cleavland is going to pick up Richadson, they need him much more then us, so to get Richardson, we would need to trade up, willing to do that, for a Running Back? Not me, we could use those picks elsewhere in other key positions. Don't worry, Steven Jackson has gas left in the tank, and even if he dosnt continue giving us 1000 seasons, he would still be providing the Rams with veteran leadership and can mentor the next running back in the line of great Rams running backs. Hopefully, we can get him the ring he deserves.