Why free agents decided to pick the Denver Broncos
Kareem Jackson, CB
The Broncos’ first signing of free agency was cornerback Kareem Jackson, a former first-round pick of the Houston Texans.
He signed a three-year, $33 million contract with the Broncos with $23 million in guaranteed money.
Why did Jackson want to sign in Denver?
"“It’s a great organization. The defense and the new coach coming in, [Head] Coach Vic [Fangio]. It’s a great organization that has history here. I just felt it would be a great place for me to be. With the secondary, I had a chance to watch the guys in Chicago a lot this year. They played some great defense. I’m pretty good friends with [Bears CB] Kyle Fuller and has said nothing but great things about Coach Vic. For me, just getting a chance to play with my eyes, be instinctive and react. I don’t know a DB in this league that doesn’t want to be in these types of defenses where they can kind of see the quarterback, read, react and make some plays on the ball.” Kareem Jackson (quotes via Broncos PR)"
Obviously for Jackson, one of the biggest motivating factors for playing in Denver was the chance to play for Vic Fangio. I’ve been talking all offseason about Fangio’s draw for free agents.
His defense has been a breeding ground for players since the 1980s.
Jackson got a good chunk of cash to sign with the Broncos but he’s also going into a great situation. As he stated — who wouldn’t want to play in this type of defense?