The Bills can now add Fred Jackson to the list players they needed to lock down before the season starts. Jackson’s season got cut short with a broken leg, but many believe he would have broken club records too. The Bills have their offensive and defensive superstars locked down for several years, so now they can leave all distractions and excuses at the door and bring this team their first playoff berth in over a decade.
The terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but Jackson said it was for two years. “I always said I wanted to be here, and now I have an opportunity to be here,” said Jackson.
Earlier this year, Buddy Nix promised Jackson would get his contract and has now kept true to his word. “We’ve always said we’re going to keep our good players and we’ve done it again today,” said Buddy Nix, the Bills’ executive vice president and general manager. “So what we think (we got) is one of the best backs in the league.”
I have not been this excited for an upcoming season in a very long time. Buddy Nix has kept Bills fans happy by all the contract extensions and free agent signings, but now the players themselves have to perform to keep us cheering!
GO BILLS GO!
Some Tweets from Bills players
- Thurman Thomas
@thurmanthomas: Congrats to my brother man @Fred22Jackson and his family. #BlessedToKnowYou
@NickBarnett: Congrats to my boy @Fred22Jackson a well deserved Contract!! Great locker room guy, great player and all around great guy!!! Go Bills
- Cj Spiller
@CJSPILLER: Congrats to @Fred22Jackson on the new contract well deserved now let’s get this 1-2 punch going. #Nflbesttandem
- jairus byrd
@jairusbyrd: I can hear the chants (Freddie… Freddie)Congrats @Fred22Jackson…well deserved!
- Fitz: “He means alot to our team, and the city of Buffalo”
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Written by Norm Duhamel