The Cincinnati Bengals decided they were going to let former first-round cornerback William Jackson leave in free agency, and he is thankful for that decision.
Appearing on 106.7 The Fan with Brian Mitchell and JP Finlay, Jackson called it a “blessing” to be out.
“Cincinnati, they got some crude fans, man. You know misery loves company. When nothing (is) going good, everybody’s not doing any good,” Jackson said. “Washington has been nothing but supportive since Day 1. The Bengals, on the other hand, them dudes – they wonder why they’re not winning. I’m happy I’m out of that thing man. It’s a blessing to get away and I wish them the best, but Washington – let’s go from here.”
Jackson signed a three-year, $42 million deal in free agency with Washington.
Five years ago, Jackson was drafted 24th overall after intercepting five passes as a senior and running the 40-yard dash in 4.37 seconds at the NFL scouting combine.
He has been a full-time starter for three seasons now, and is coming off of a campaign in which he recorded 45 combined tackles, 11 passes defensed and one interception in 14 games played.