6'0'' / 218 lbs
Faces competition for No. 3 RB role
Jackson will face competition from 2023 fifth-round draft pick Evan Hull for the third running back and pass-catching back role, The Athletic reports.
While Hull was just a fifth-round draft pick, he's seen as a skilled receiver with 94 receptions for 851 yards in his college career at Northwestern. Jackson rushed 68 times for 236 yards and one touchdown while catching 30 of 34 targets for 209 yards and one touchdown last season. He returned for the veteran minimum, so he's not a lock to make the roster if the Colts decide to place Hull in an immediate larger role. However, Jonathan Taylor may get the vast majority of playing time and leave few touches for the rest of the backfield.
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Returning in 2023
Jackson signed his exclusive rights deal with the Colts on Monday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC2 Houston reports.
Jackson will return to the Colts on the league minimum salary in 2023. The 23-year-old running back rushed 68 times for 236 yards and one touchdown while catching 30 of 34 targets for 209 yards and one touchdown this season. Jackson will likely be limited to a depth role in the fall unless injuries deplete the Colts' backfield depth again.
Just three touches
Jackson had three carries for 10 yards in Sunday's loss at the Giants.
Jackson played just 14 snaps on offense and fell to third in carries behind starter Zack Moss and Jordan Wilkins. Three weeks ago, Jackson looked set to be the starter if Jonathan Taylor were to get hurt. However, Jackson has fallen out of favor after Taylor's season-ending ankle injury and now may be a third-stringer. It will be hard to count on many touches for Jackson even in a meaningless season finale against Houston.