D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported shortly after that Jackson's deal is worth $12 million over the span of three years. $4 million of which is guaranteed.
Jackson is currently coming off his eighth straight season rushing for 1000-plus yards. He is currently the only active player that surpassed 10,000 rushing yards. He passed Eric Dickerson as the St. Louis Rams all-time rusher during his tenure with the team.
Emmitt Smith, Curtis Martin and Barry Sanders are the only other players in NFL history that have a longer streak of consecutive 1,000-plus rushing seasons.
The 29-year-old should also adjust smoothly to the Falcons pass-first offense, as he has registered 407 receptions for 3,324 in his career. He will also serve as the ideal contrast to Falcons change-of-pace back Jacquizz Rodgers.
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