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No active running back in the NFL has more career rushing yards (or carries) than Steven Jackson of the Atlanta Falcons. The 30-year-old back has tallied over 10,000 yards on the ground over nine NFL seasons, including eight straight years of over 1,000 yards.
Unfortunately for Jackson, who has played his entire career up to now in St. Louis, most of that effort was essentially wasted on terrible Rams teams.
Now in Atlanta as a member of a legitimate Super Bowl contender, Jackson recently told Jim Corbett of USA Today that he feels rejuvenated: "I feel fresh. This whole gloom and doom of a 30-year-old running back, I haven't felt it. And if I do feel it, I'll truck right through it.''
Granted, Jackson's heavy wear-and-tear is cause for some concern. However, Jackson has been a durable pro, who has only missed two games over the past four seasons. And, for the first time in years, Jackson won't constantly be staring at eight-man fronts, thanks to the bevy of weapons in the Falcons passing game.
Assuming he can stay healthy, Jackson should thrive in his new home.
Projected Stats: 249 carries, 1,055 rushing yards, 54 receptions, 470 receiving yards, 12 total touchdowns