Denver Broncos safety Kareem Jackson has been suspended for two games following a hit on Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joshua Dobbs during the Sunday night game. The big hit led to a fumble, but Dobbs was able to recover and didn’t miss any plays. NFL rules analyst Terry McAulay stated that it should have been a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness and possibly an ejection.
Despite the lack of penalty in the game, the NFL will be reviewing Jackson’s hit for possible discipline. This is not the first time Jackson has faced disciplinary action this season; he has already accrued a fine of $89,670 for illegal hits. In an Associated Press interview, Jackson stated that his instincts and preparation lead him to be in high-impact situations, and that he doesn’t plan on changing his game style anytime soon.
The style of play that landed Jackson in hot water was once again on display during the Vikings game. He was fortunate to avoid a penalty this time around, but it remains to be seen what consequences he may face as a result of his actions.