Kareem Jackson has been penalized multiple times this season for hits the NFL has ruled to be illegal. He has accumulated $90,000 in fines this year alone and was suspended multiple games.
The combination of missing games and financial setbacks has appeared to motivate the Denver Broncos defensive back to reevaluate how he plays the game.
Jackson is committed to aiming lower when he is close to making contact with pass catchers.
“For me as a player, as an instinctive player, I’m going to always be in those situations,” Jackson said. “Because my preparation and my instincts are going to put me in those situations.”
Jackson returned to the team this week and was present for practice. He could return to the starting lineup for Sunday night’s matchup with the Minnesota Vikings. Broncos safety P.J. Locke is expected to miss the game due to an ankle injury.
Jackson said he has attempted to get some clarity from the NFL on his hits but still feels puzzled.