During the Sunday night game against the Minnesota Vikings, Denver Broncos safety Kareem Jackson made a play on Vikings quarterback Joshua Dobbs that almost led to a disaster. The big hit resulted in a fumble and while Dobbs went to the medical tent, he didn’t miss a play. However, this action did not go unnoticed by NFL rules analyst Terry McAulay, who stated that it should have been a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness and possibly an ejection.
Despite there being no penalty in the game, the NFL has announced that they will be reviewing Jackson’s hit for possible discipline. This is not the first time that Jackson has faced disciplinary action for his aggressive style of play; he has already been suspended two games and fined $89,670 this season alone for illegal hits. In an Associated Press interview, Jackson expressed his regret for his actions but also stated that his instincts and preparation make him the type of player to be in high-impact situations.
However, he added that he would try to aim lower when going for tackles in the future to avoid any further penalties or injuries. It remains to be seen whether these changes will be enough to prevent future disciplinary action or if Jackson’s style of play will continue to put him at risk of suspension and fines.