Denver Broncos safety Kareem Jackson has been suspended for two games after making a big hit on Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joshua Dobbs during a Sunday night game. The hit led to a fumble and while Dobbs went to the medical tent, he didn’t miss a play. According to NBC rules analyst Terry McAulay, the hit should have been penalized with 15 yards for unnecessary roughness and possibly an ejection.
Despite the lack of penalty in the game, the NFL is reviewing Jackson’s hit for possible discipline. This season alone, Jackson has accrued a fine of $89,670 for illegal hits. In an Associated Press interview, Jackson stated that his instincts and preparation make him the type of player to be in high-impact situations, and he doesn’t plan on changing his game anytime soon.
The style of play was on display again in the recent Vikings game, and Jackson was lucky to avoid a penalty. Despite the suspension, Jackson remains committed to playing safely and avoiding any further disciplinary action.