- The hard-hitting safety laid out Logan Thomas and was resultantly ejected in Q2
- During the Broncos’ loss to the Raiders in Wk1, he knocked out Jakobi Meyers
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Hard-hitting Broncos safety Kareem Jackson delivered a helmet-to-helmet collision that got him sent to the locker room and will almost certainly land him in further trouble with the league.
Jackson’s second-quarter ejection was the start of a momentum shift as Sam Howell rallied the Washington Commanders from an 18-point deficit to a 35-33 win on Sunday.
The veteran defensive back launched himself at Logan Thomas moments after the Washington tight end somehow hauled in a 4-yard TD pass.
Resultantly, Thomas left the game to be evaluated for a concussion and was ruled out. He will enter concussion protocol this week.
Several Commanders took exception and confronted Jackson before being separated.
Kareem Jackson delivered a brutal shot to Commanders tight end Logan Thomas on Sunday
The hard-hitting safety was ejected in the second quarter for his second big hit in two weeks
The officials called Jackson for a personal foul and disqualified him from the Week 2 game.
It’s the second straight week in which Jackson has drawn a flag for an illegal hit.
Last weekend, Las Vegas Raiders receiver Jakobi Meyers left on the game’s final drive after taking a shot from Jackson that drew an unnecessary roughness flag.
Jackson was fined $14,189 for the hit on Meyers, who was out this weekend with a concussion.
Following the Raiders loss last week, Jackson told reporters postgame; ‘I just want to say I hope he’s alright,’ via the Denver Post’s Parker Gabriel.
‘Obviously we don’t play this game to hurt guys. It’s a tough sport we play. … Unfortunately stuff like that happens. Definitely sending my thoughts and prayers to him.’
Broncos coach Sean Payton didn’t weigh in on whether he thought the league might be inclined to suspend Jackson.
‘Those things happen so quickly from my vantage point. You just get to see it one time,’ Payton said of the play.
Thomas was ruled out of the game after immediately jogging off the field following the TD
Jackson was fined $14,189 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Raiders WR Jakobi Meyers in Week 1
‘You look up and they make the call, and you have to go with it,’ the former Saints coach added.
Denver’s All-Pro cornerback spoke to Jackson’s skill set when speaking to reporters postgame.
‘We know Kareem, and we know he likes to tackle, and he likes to make big hits,’ Broncos corner Patrick Surtain II said postgame. ‘He’s a very physical player.’
The touchdown by Thomas ignited the Commanders’ comeback from a 21-3 deficit, leaving the Broncos winless.
It is the first time in franchise history in which Denver has lost back-to-back games at home to start a season.