UPDATE: Additional information has been made available since this posting and it stated that Jackson will only be able to void the final year of his contract. That means Jackson could have one additional year with the Rams after this season is completed.
According to Pete Prisco of CBS Sports, St. Louis Rams star running back Steven Jackson has voided the final two years of his contract, most likely making the 2012-13 season his final year with the team.
The St. Louis Rams’ front office brass has granted Jackson the ability to void out the final two years of his contract, despite not meeting the required incentives for such a clause to take effect, which will make him an unrestricted free agent in 2013.
Jackson was set to earn $7 million season and that is not the going rate for broken-down 30-year-old running backs. The Rams were smart by allowing Jackson to void his contract and will no longer have his contract disrupting the team’s ability to acquire more astute resources in its attempt to rebuild under head coach Jeff Fisher.
This move allows Jackson to join a team ready to win a Super Bowl in 2013, although, he will not earn as much money as he would have with the Rams—that’s for certain.
It’s a sad day for diehard Rams fans, but even Joe Montana had to leave his most loyal fans for the Kansas City Chiefs. It happens to every team with a tremendous athlete.