Former Texan Kareem Jackson faced his old team for the first time, and had quite the performance in his first game back in Houston.
The Houston Texans decided that Kareem Jackson wasn’t worth keeping on their roster. In return, Jackson made them pay for it and then some.
Cornerback converted to safety Kareem Jackson had an absolute field day against his former team in the place he used to call home as the Denver Broncos took a decisive 38-24 victory over the playoff hopeful Houston Texans.
Jackson would make his presence known early on, beginning his day with an Earth-shattering hit on Texans’ star WR DeAndre Hopkins that forced an incompletion, shortly after returning a fumble for a touchdown.
While the Houston Texans struggled to get anything going offensively, their former teammate of nine seasons made sure that he did his best to keep it that way. In his first matchup against his old team in his first season with the Denver Broncos, Kareem Jackson would finish the day with eight tackles, three passes defensed, an interception and a defensive TD.
How fitting is that?
Kareem Jackson would also record an interception against Deshaun Watson, the first interception thrown by Watson in December since 2016.
In a game that was dominated by the Denver Broncos in all phases, Kareem Jackson was hands down the player of the game outside of Drew Lock’s stellar performance, and was the recipient of the second game ball from Fangio in a jubilant Broncos locker room.
Kareem Jackson has been an awesome addition to the Denver Broncos defense in his first year with the team and has really been a great pairing with fellow safety Justin Simmons; they should definitely be in the conversation for best safety tandem in the NFL.
In the offseason, Broncos Country was excited to see how Jackson and CB Bryce Callahan (picked up from the Chicago Bears) would contribute to this team. Although we will have to wait until next year to see Callahan in action, Jackson has been a more than solid defensive piece, and just had the game of his career against his old team.
Have a day, Kareem Jackson!