During the recent Sunday night game against the Minnesota Vikings, Denver Broncos safety Kareem Jackson made a play on Vikings quarterback Joshua Dobbs that could have resulted in a disastrous outcome. The big hit led to a fumble, but Dobbs managed to recover and didn’t miss any plays. NFL 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 announced that they will be reviewing Jackson’s hit for possible discipline. This season alone, Jackson has accrued a fine of $89,670 for illegal hits. In an Associated Press interview, Jackson admitted that he had previously tried to aim lower when going for tackles, but also stated that he wouldn’t completely change his game. He believes that his instincts and preparation make him the type of player to be in high-impact situations, and this style of play was on full display once again in the recent Vikings game. Luckily for him, he managed to avoid any penalties during this game as well.