Packers Mike McCarthy said this week that he won’t be making Brandon Jackson the primary ballcarrier, neither Monday night against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field, nor beyond that game. His reasoning: Partly because Jackson is still valuable as a third-down back, and partly because he’s not sure Jackson, who has missed 11 games over the past three seasons with injury or illness, can handle the toll physically.
Jackson should still get the most touches week in and week out, but wont be asked to carry a huge load. John Kuhn will get touches behind Jackson, and Dimitri Nance may be worked in some. Look for rookie James Starks to get in the mix when he comes off the PUP list in week 7. Starks has the most potential of the 3.