Steven Jackson, one of the NFL's most dynamic runners, has been stranded on one the NFL's most hopeless teams for nearly a decade. Jackson was drafted by the Rams in 2004 and has never left.
It's been hard not to feel sorry for the guy. He's never had any real shot of showing his wares deep into the post-season. Still, Jackson gives every ounce of health and energy he has to his club season after season.
Now there is chatter that the Rams may finally allow Jackson to fly as the team rebuilds around younger talent. Evan Silva, who is the Senior Editor for Roto-World and a writer for Pro Football Talk, says that St. Louis will shop the veteran during the NFL draft. The speculation is that Jackson will command a fourth-round pick in compensation.
The Broncos should be all over this - as pointed out on Twitter this morning by Sigmund Bloom from FootballGuys.com and Bleacher Report.
They have a very small window through which to bring a Lombardi Trophy to Denver. Jackson's career curve moving forward looks much like Peyton Manning's. Each star has but three of four more years to make things happen.
Jackson would pair exceptionally well with Willis McGahee. Together, McGahee and Jackson would give Denver a deadly backfield to accompany Peyton Manning's no-huddle passing offense.
I'm with Bloom. Go for it, Broncos!