Proving he deserved a spot on the team with an impressive first three seasons, RB Fred Jackson will have the chance to prove he deserves more playing time this year. The Bills’ coaching staff has spent a lot of time this offseason coming up with ways to make him a larger part of the offense. More specifically, Jackson and the Bills' staff have been making an effort to expand his role in the passing game heading into training camp.
But when the regular season rolls around will Fred Jackson actually get more touches this season?
The answer is most likely yes.
“(Last season) just proved that I could compete at this level,” Jackson said. “I’ve had some success at every level that I’ve been in, and to come in last year and have some success like I did, it just let me know that I could compete here and that I belong here.”
Veteran RB Marshawn Lynch has gotten the bulk of carries in the running game each of the last two years, and that will likely continue this season. But Jackson’s greater involvement as a runner and a receiver will be very beneficial to the team.