Rejoice, Buffalo Bills fans: everyone's favorite running back, Fred Jackson, signed a one-year extension today to keep his career going just a little bit longer. Financial details were not disclosed by the team.
The 33-year-old Jackson is the oldest running back in the NFL, but showed he still had some tread on the tires last year, setting a career high nine rushing touchdowns to pair with 890 rushing yards on 206 attempts. He has been a fan favorite in Buffalo thanks to an unusual career path that started at Division III Coe College, winding through NFL Europe and an indoor league before finally landing him in the NFL as a 26-year-old rookie.
A team captain, Jackson has made a name for himself over the years as one of Buffalo's most dependable veterans, and he now ranks third all-time on Buffalo's career rushing list behind Thurman Thomas and O.J. Simpson.
Jackson was in the last year of a two-year contract extension he signed in 2012, which was set to pay him $2.45 million.