Denver Broncos safety Kareem Jackson was suspended for two games following his hit on Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joshua Dobbs during Sunday night’s game. The big hit led to a fumble, but Dobbs didn’t miss the play. According to NBC rules analyst Terry McAulay, there should have been a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness and possibly an ejection penalty. Despite no penalty being given on the play, the NFL reviewed Jackson’s hit for possible discipline.
Despite receiving several fines and penalties this season for illegal hits, Jackson has stated that he would not completely change his game. In an interview with The Associated Press, he said that his instincts and preparation lead him to be in high-impact situations, which is unlikely to change anytime soon. In fact, Jackson’s style of play was on display again in a recent Vikings game, and he was lucky to avoid the penalty.