One of the all-time great Cleveland/St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams careers is going to end in perfect fashion as legendary running back Steven Jackson signs a one-day contract to retire a Ram:
Ram for life.@SJ39 signs a one-day contract to retire a Ram!— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) July 29, 2019
As the all-time leading rusher in franchise history, this day was sure to come. Jackson leads the long list of legendary running backs to play for the franchise with 10,138 rushing yards, though he ended off his career (Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots) with a total of 11,438 rushing yards. Jackson also accumulated 56 rushing touchdowns, 407 receptions, 3,324 receiving yards, and eight receiving touchdowns with the Rams. As if that wasn’t enough, Jackson also sits at 18th in NFL history among rushing yardage leaders, surrounded by the likes of Fred Taylor and John Riggins (Hall of Famer), and 23rd in all-time yards from scrimmage leaders with 15,121 yards in his career.
Among many accolades and epic plays between the white lines, Jackson proved to be a first-class person and community devotee during his tenure in St. Louis. As deserving as he was, the #39 should hang in the rafters one day, truly encapsulating one of the greatest Rams stories ever written.