Mike Florio of profootballtalk.com reviews ten trades that should — but probably won’t — happen before the trade deadline. #2 on his list is Steven Jackson to the Packers (or the Patriots). The upside is obvious and whether such a trade makes sense depends entirely on how much the Packers would have to give up.
Regular Packergeeks readers know that I’ve long been an advocate for Ryan Grant. I think he runs hard and has a burst that could make a consistent Top 10 running back in the NFL. He’s struggled this year, plainly. Is it Grant? Is it the offensive line? Probably a little bit of both. There haven’t been as many holes for him as there were two years ago — and even last year. But he hasn’t hit the holes that there have been.
I wouldn’t give up on him. I still think he could be good. But in terms of raw talent Steven Jackson is behind only Adrian Peterson. He’s proving again this season that he can be effective running behind mediocre offensive lines. And with our passing offense — or potential passing offense — he could be a beast.
Won’t happen. And I’m sure the Rams would want a Herschel Walker-type set of picks in exchange. But fun to imagine.