Steven Jackson will not be with the St. Louis Rams in 2013, and there are several outstanding fits for the veteran running back that could come to fruition should Jackson elect to leave the Rams.
Jackson has an opt-out clause in his contract with the Rams, meaning that he can choose to forgo the final year of his deal with the Rams and hit the free-agent market, or he can choose to play 2013 with the Rams and earn a base salary of $7 million.
While there haven't been any public indications from Jackson that he wants out, the thought of leaving for greener pastures has to be on his mind considering he has yet to experience a winning season in his stellar nine-year career with the Rams.
Jackson is 29 years old and has compiled 9,473 yards and 53 touchdowns with a career average of 4.2 yards per carry to this point. While he may not be in his prime, he certainly has the ability to be a major contributor on a contending team in 2013.
Here's a ranking of the best potential fits for Steven Jackson in 2013: