Steven Jackson Focused On Retiring With The St. Louis Rams

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 24: Steven Jackson #39 of St. Louis Rams runs with the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the Christmas Eve game on December 24, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson revealed on Tuesday that he and his agent have been in contact with the team about a deal that would allow him to retire in a Rams uniform.

St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson has toiled away as the lone bright spot on a losing team for years. Despite that, Jackson told Pro Football Talk on Tuesday that he would still like to retire as a member of the Rams.

In an interview on PFT's podcast, PFT Live, Jackson told host Mike Florio that his agent has had some contact with the team about working out a deal to retire there. Said Jackson:

Well, we've had some contacts about making sure that I retire as a Ram, and that's the only thing that we're focused on. I think that somewhere in the near future, myself and the Rams will get something worked out to make sure I can retire as a Ram.

Jackson, 29, credited the fan base in St. Louis for embracing him and giving something positive during the team's lean years.

There could be some tension with rookie running back Isaiah Pead, a second-round pick, in the fold this year. Jackson struck a defensive tone when talking about his and Pead's role in the offense. The veteran runner described Pead as a "backup" that would give him some relief during games, but maintained that he would carry the bulk of the load with "25 to 30 plus" touches per game.

For more on the Rams, visit Turf Show Times.

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