Free agent RB Steven Jackson: I want to play for a winning team

Friday May 15th, 2015

Running back Steven Jackson says he wants to play for a winning team.

The 31-year-old has played 11 seasons in the NFL. During that span, only twice has Jackson's team won eight games. He has never been on a winning team. 

He was released by the Atlanta Falcons in February after a two-year stint with the team, which was preceded by a nine-year run with the St. Louis Rams.


"I don't want to go to a team that is rebuilding and needs me to come on and teach guys how to be professional," Jackson said. "I've done that. I've been more than vocal about wanting to help young guys, but at some point I have to be a little selfish. I want to be part of a winning team because when I do hang up my cleats, I can see a lot of people holding that over my head when a lot of it was out of my control."

Jackson is the NFL's active career rushing leader with 11,388 yards. Last season he rushed for 707 yards and six touchdowns on 3.7 yards per carry.

Jackson also told that he "definitely" would like to retire as a member of the Rams.

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