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Contract: Three years, $12 million
At the time, Steven Jackson's deal with the Falcons seemed like a great match.
He was on the downswing of his career, and the Falcons were primed to make another postseason run, perhaps this time landing in the Super Bowl after years of frustration.
Things fell apart in Atlanta rather quickly, however, and the Falcons are staring at a top-five pick in next year's draft.
Jackson has not been able to get anything going this season. He suffered an injury early that kept him out far longer than initially expected, and he has looked well past ripe when he has managed to get on the field.
In truth, Jackson's season was only a small part of Atlanta's decline, but the deal looks terrible in hindsight. It is even more egregious from that perspective when looking at Jacquizz Rodgers and everything he has been able to do in Jackson's stead.