Falcons | Steven Jackson scoffs at age-30 backlash
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 17:05:02 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson questioned the notion that a running back is officially toast at age 30. "This is not the '70s or '80s, when it was just hard-nosed football. The game has changed. As long as I can evolve with it, I'll be just fine." He's trying to fight off effects of age by going on a gluten-free diet.
Jackson inherits an attractive fantasy role because in addition to what Michael Turner received last year, S-Jax, whose injury history is slightly overblown, will play plenty of passing downs, as well. He's in line for a bigger receiving year, and this Falcons offense trumps what he experienced in St. Louis. Expected volume will cancel out his age at the right price, which should be that of a low-end RB1 or high-end RB2 .
Source: USA Today - Jarrett Bell