Buffalo did not announce the terms of the deal, but according to multiple reports it is a one-year extension that will keep Jackson in Buffalo through 2015. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the extension is worth $2.6 million with an additional $1 million in incentives.
Jackson, 33, has spent his entire NFL career with the Bills, beginning in 2007. Prior to that, he played in NFL Europe and with the Sioux City Bandits of the National Indoor Football League and United Indoor Football. He went undrafted out of Division III Coe College in 2003.
Jackson carried 206 times for 890 yards last season while splitting time in the backfield with C.J. Spiller. Jackson led the team with ten combined rushing and receiving touchdowns; no other Bills player had more than three.
The running back reportedly said he would like to play three to four more seasons in the NFL.
Fred Jackson says he'd like to play 3-4 more years. His son walks up to podium, asks him to play 5 more years. — Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) July 30, 2014
- Dan Gartland