Denver Broncos safety Kareem Jackson was suspended for two games after making a big hit on Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joshua Dobbs during the Sunday night game. The play could have gone very wrong, leading to a fumble and potentially an injury. However, Dobbs went to the medical tent but didn’t miss a play.
NBC rules analyst Terry McAulay stated that the hit should have been penalized with 15 yards for unnecessary roughness and possibly an ejection. Despite there being no penalty in the game, the NFL has stated that they will review Jackson’s hit for possible discipline. This is not the first time Jackson has been disciplined for an illegal hit; he has already accrued a fine of $89,670 this season alone.
In an Associated Press interview, Jackson said that his instincts and preparation make him the type of player to be in high-impact situations, and that he wouldn’t completely change his game. He also stated that he would try to aim lower when going for tackles. This style of play was on display again in the recent Vikings game, and Jackson was fortunate to avoid a penalty.