Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll has said newly acquired Fred Jackson will play a lot on Sunday.
The running back will play against the St Louis Rams in the Seahawks’ week one match up despite not being at the team for very long.
The undrafted back one-year deal only became official on Monday, so he hasn’t had a lot of time to work with his new team mates. However, Carroll feels the former Bills back knows enough about his offense and the responsibilities he’ll have to play in the season opener.
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Carroll said to the Seattle Times: “He’ll play a lot. He ran the whole offense today. I don’t know how he got it all done, but he got it done today so I would think he’ll be ready to go.”
The Seahawks Head Coach also pointed out earlier this week how much of a secure option Jackson is as a receiver and as a pass protector. He also said he could be used as a third down back so it will be interesting to see which role he is given against the Rams.
Fear not Marshawn Lynch fantasy owners, as Jackson is of no threat to his touches of the football on offense…. yet.
Jackson could turn out to be one of the best acquisitions by the Seahawks this offseason. The running back was with the Bills from the 2006 season and during his eight years with the team, he achieved 5,646 rushing yards and 30 touchdowns from 1,279 attempts, averaging 4.4 yards per carry.