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Steven Jackson prepares to go onto the field
It is clear that Jackson is nearing the end of his career.
While he has been one of the most productive players in the NFL since being drafted, he has never been on a winning team. Similar to Tony Gonzalez’s situation a few years ago, it is likely Jackson’s only way of being on a winning team will be leaving the team that he has played his entire career with.
The Packers are a perennial playoff team, and are always a favorite to some to win the Super Bowl. By going to a team like Green Bay he would be joining a proven a winner, a team that could take him to football immortality with a Super Bowl win.
While it is no guarantee they will even make the playoffs, the Packers pose the most favorable situation for the veteran runner.
Jackson has been one of the classiest players in the league over the past eight years, and is one of those guys you’d love to see win a championship.
He is certainly in danger of having a career like NFL legends Barry Sanders and Dan Marino; fantastic stats, but no championships.
For Jackson, a stint with the Packers could be his last chance at winning a Super Bowl.