Denver Broncos safety Kareem Jackson made a big play on Vikings quarterback Joshua Dobbs during the Sunday night game against the Minnesota Vikings. The hit led to a fumble, but Dobbs didn’t miss a play. Despite the fact that there was no penalty in the game, the NFL has stated that they will be reviewing Jackson’s hit for possible discipline.
Jackson has been suspended two games and has accrued a fine of $89,670 this season alone for illegal hits. In an Associated Press interview, Jackson stated that his instincts and preparation lead him to be the type of player to be in those high-impact situations, and that likely won’t change any time soon. This style of play was on display again in the recent Vikings game, and Jackson was fortunate to avoid a penalty.
NBC rules analyst Terry McAulay stated that it should have been a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness and possibly a penalty for an ejection. However, there was no penalty called in the game. Despite this, the NFL has stated that they will be reviewing Jackson’s hit for possible discipline.