The Denver Broncos learned on Tuesday that standout safety Kareem Jackson will miss the final two games of the regular season due to a suspension.
Well, with the Denver Broncos season over, it will be time to see what the team can build off of in the final two games of the 2019 season. Unfortunately, they will do that without big time safety Kareem Jackson on the field.
Jackson has been suspended by the NFL for the final two games of the 2019 season without pay. The reasoning is due to the violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy. The violation stems from a DUI arrest he was involved in back in September.
According to the statement, Jackson immediately informed the Denver Broncos of his DUI arrest. The organization then reported it to the league. After nearly three months of investigating, the NFL decided on two games for the starting safety.
At least it is not a long suspension, but it does eliminate him from playing in the final two games of the season as he will miss the final two home games against Detroit and Oakland.
Look for Will Parks to fill in for Kareem Jackson for the final two games of the season. Parks is under a contract year, so a big performance in the final two games could go a long way in the Broncos decision on his future with the team.
Jackson will finish the year with 71 tackles, ten passes defended, two interceptions, and a defensive touchdown.
It is a real shame that this happened, but it was very responsible of him to report the incident right away. It will not be easy not seeing him on the field for the final two games of the season because of his abilities to make an impact on defense.
We look forward to him helping the Denver Broncos get even better in 2020.