(02-26-2013 03:48 PM)Beef Wrote: We will certainly have cap room for him. He was scheduled to make $7M but is choosing an opt out in his contract because he wants to play for a contender. Which means we could get him for at or less than $7M.
If signing him means we can skip RB this year in our top 3 picks and get a known commodity of production, I'm all for it. 29 is still young for a RB. Those are still near prime years in fact. It's when they hit 33 you worry. SJ is a baller and a perfect fit for this offense. Absolutely perfect because he can finesse run, 2-3 cut, power it in the hole, power for short yardage, and catch extremely well and burst in open space. Big back and hard to tackle. I'll take that for the next couple years and worry about drafting a RB next year.
I know in previous threads I said it was retarded to consider a TE with our first 3 picks because DE, RB, and DT were much greater priorities, but Tyler Eifert blew it up at the combine. That dude is the real deal. He did everything you could imagine at that position flawlessly at the combine. Can block, run, catch, and play 3 downs. So now I'm thinking there's a chance we take him if he's there at 30. If not, then I think we go DE. And if we sign Jackson, we can load up on defense with our first 3 picks.
This post made me happy.
SJ has missed chunks of seasons with injury, but he's been their leading receiver at least once while in St. Louis. I think Matt could have a completion percentage in the high 60's, if not flirt with 70% for the season with a back with Jackson's pass catching abilities.