While there might not be a bunch of traditional “workhorse” running backs in the league these days, there are still some guys who are toting the rock 20 times per game.
Steve Wyche penned an article Tuesday about some of these players, noting that backs such as Steven Jackson should have something left in the tank despite a large amount of carries over the years. The Rams’ lead running back turns just 28 years old this summer, meaning he has two full seasons before hitting the mildew age for NFL running backs … the dreaded 30.
Meanwhile, Jackson has made a name for himself as an old-school workhorse of a back, as evidenced by his numbers over the last three years. No back, not even Burner Turner or AP, has carried the ball game in and game out as much as 3-9 on the Rams.
– Elliot Harrison