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Falcons HC Mike Smith Says RB Steven Jackson Is A Vet With A '22-Year Old's Body'
When Steven Jackson reached free agency for the first time in his career this offseason, teams told his agent they were hesitant to invest in a 30-year-old running back.
"That's a hard thing, accepting and acknowledging that," Jackson told Pete Prico of CBSSports.com. "I want to take great pride in changing that thinking."
Acknowledging that aging NFL stars must "continue to evolve" or be "left behind," Jackson points to recently inducted Hall of Famer Curtis Martin as his role model. Martin was 31 years old when he won the NFL rushing crown with 1,697 yards in 2004.
As head coach Mike Smith told USA TODAY Sports' Jarrett Bell, Jackson is "almost 30, but in a 22-year-old's body."
Always is phenomenal shape thanks to a more scientific approach to fitness, Jackson should be well prepared for an increased role in the Falcons' pass-centric offense.
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