NFL free agent running back Fred Jackson last played in 2015 as a member of the Seattle Seahawks. He saw very limited action and carried the ball only 26 times for a total of 100 yards.
But most remember Jackson for his eight-year tenure with the Buffalo Bills from 2007-2014. He was a fan favorite and dedicated workhorse for the team. After not playing in 2016, the veteran running back said he would like to get back into action.
“Playing-wise, I would love to play again,” he said, per Siouxlandnews.com. “You know, I’m going to try and see if I could get on a roster again. I’m going to try and see if I can get on a roster this year, training camps and things like that. If I can get into one I’m going to try to spend the next two, three months trying to get on a roster.”
If things don’t work out with another team or with Buffalo, Jackson has the hope of at least retiring as a Bill.
“It has to be as a Buffalo Bill. You know, I owe those guys everything. The fan base has by far stuck behind me the most. As long as I can go sign that one day contract and retire as a Buffalo Bill. If they’re going to have me, I’d definitely love to do that.”
Jackson also had nothing but positive things to say about the Bills’ new head coach, quarterback Tyrod Taylor and the team as a whole. He even thinks the Bills have a shot at the playoffs in 2017.
It is nice that Jackson is has such a glass half-full outlook for Buffalo. If the Bills actually did make the playoffs, it would be the first time since 1999. Should the Bills be open to signing Jackson back on board for even just one day, it sounds like that would make Jackson’s day.
Jackson tallied a total of 8,286 yards and 37 touchdowns when he played for Buffalo.