Denver Broncos safety Kareem Jackson was suspended for two games following a big hit he made on Vikings quarterback Joshua Dobbs during a Sunday night game. The hit led to a fumble, but Dobbs didn’t miss a play. Despite no penalty being issued during the game, the NFL has stated that they will be reviewing the incident for possible discipline.
NBC rules analyst Terry McAulay stated that the hit should have been penalized with 15 yards for unnecessary roughness and possibly an ejection. However, there was no penalty called on the field.
In an Associated Press interview, Jackson stated that his instincts and preparation lead him to be in high-impact situations, and he likely won’t change his game style anytime soon. Despite previously stating that he would aim lower when going for tackles, he said that he wouldn’t completely change his approach to playing.
This season alone, Jackson has accrued a fine of $89,670 for illegal hits. The suspension marks his second disciplinary action this year. However, it appears that Jackson is not willing to change his playing style significantly to avoid further penalties or suspensions.