Denver Broncos safety Kareem Jackson made a play on Vikings quarterback Joshua Dobbs during the Sunday night game that could have gone disastrously wrong. The big hit led to a fumble, but Dobbs didn’t miss a beat and went back to the game without any consequences. NBC rules analyst Terry McAulay stated that the hit should have been penalized for unnecessary roughness and possibly an ejection.
Despite there being no penalty in the game, the NFL has stated that they will be reviewing Jackson’s hit for possible discipline. This is not the first time that Jackson has faced disciplinary action this season; he has previously been suspended two games and fined $89,670 for illegal hits. However, Jackson has stated that he will continue to play his style of football and aim lower when going for tackles, but won’t completely change his game.
In an Associated Press interview, Jackson explained how his instincts and preparation lead him to be in high-impact situations, which is why he plays this way. He believes that this style of play won’t change anytime soon, even with the potential disciplinary action from the league.
The recent Vikings game was just another example of Jackson’s unique playing style, and he was fortunate to avoid a penalty for his big hit on Dobbs. It remains to be seen what kind of discipline the NFL will impose on him for this incident, but one thing is certain: Kareem Jackson will continue to play football with his own set of rules and tactics.