One former first-round pick has finally found his team for 2023 and it will be a familiar one. Former Alabama safety Kareem Jackson will be wearing the orange crush for at least one more season.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Denver Broncos are bringing back veteran safety Kareem Jackson.
“Veteran safety Kareem Jackson, the Texans’ 2010 first-round pick, is returning to the Broncos on a one-year deal, per source.”
Jackson, who’s entering his 14th season in the NFL, got a one-year deal for a fifth season with the Denver Broncos. The 35-year-old was a first-round draft pick of the Houston Texans in 2010.
For the past three seasons, he has signed one-year contracts to stay with the team.
The 35-year-old set a career-high 94 tackles (55 solo) last season and should once again start alongside Justin Simmons during the upcoming campaign. He has four interceptions during his time with the Broncos, who allowed the 13th-fewest passing yards in the league last season.
At Alabama, Jackson spent three years in college, logging 106 solo tackles and five interceptions in 41 games. In his NFL career, he has 700 solo tackles and 20 picks.
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