The Great Debate: Who Is the Best Overall Running Back in the NFL?

June 22, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I recently wrote an article that received a lot of mixed responses about whether Chris Johnson is the best running back in the NFL.

Some say Adrian Peterson. Some say Chris Johnson is clearly the best. Some may give the nod to Steven Jackson or Maurice Jones-Drew.

I will be giving all four of these star running backs a deep look to see who really is the best overall running back in the game today.

Steven Jackson:

Steven Jackson was the 24th overall pick in the 2004 draft. He was an excellent player in his three seasons with the Oregon State Beavers.

In his rookie season, Jackson played in 14 games, starting in only three. Nonetheless, he rushed for nearly 700 yards on 134 carries.

In six seasons, Steven Jackson has 6,707 yards and 41 touchdowns on 1,548 attempts.

Jackson is also a great receiving running back. In 2006, Jackson's best year, he caught 90 balls for 806 yards and three touchdowns.

Many know Jacks...

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