Bills extend RB Fred jackson
The Buffalo Bills agreed to terms on a contract extension with running back Fred Jackson, the team announced. Details of the deal were not released, but Jackson claimed it was a two-year deal in his press conference.
"We have a tremendous fanbase and I couldn't imagine playing anywhere else," Jackson said. "I want to be here for them."
Jackson was in the midst of an MVP-calibre season when a fractured right fibula brought his 2011 to a halt.
In parts of just 10 games played in 2011 Jackson posted 934 rushing yards, six touchdowns and 442 receiving yards. At 93.4 yards per game and 5.5 yards per carry, Jackson was on pace to set career highs in nearly every category.
The 31-year-old, who signed a four-year $7.5 million contract in 2009, still has one year remaining on his contract at just under $2 million for the 2012 season. Given Jackson's performance the last three seasons, and the fact that the Bills went 1-5 without him to end 2011, a considerable raise was necessary.