Denver Broncos’ defensive end Malik Jackson is weighing all options on either staying the team he won a recent Super Bowl or take his talent elsewhere, this after he reportedly turned down a five-year $50 million offer.
Jackson has an annual average salary of $10.7 million and with his performance last season including a touchdown at Super Bowl 50, his market value has spiked up.
“I say this with high degree of certainty about the Broncos’ Malik… He’ll take a $5M less overall to stay in Denver but not much more than that. Broncos have come up from three years, $24M to five years, $50Mish. Jackson wants $75M,” Goodman stated.
With his current profile, among the teams that will be in pursuit includes the Chicago Bears, Oakland Raiders, Houston Texans and San Francisco 49ers. But for Jackson told Denver Post after the Super Bowl that all of the issues boils down to business and hopes that he would be back with the Broncos for another title run.
“Free agency is a business at the end of the day. I hope we can get something done here. But I am glad I had a chance to be with this group. I never know if I will have that chance to go back again if I don’t stay here. It’s a blessing to be around these guys. They are special,” Jackson said.
Jackson in his NFL career last season had a total of 134 tackles, 14.0 sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and 15 pass deflections.
At Super Bowl 50, Jackson fell on a Cam Newton fumble forced by Von Miller and returned the ball for the first touchdown of his career during the first quarter of play. The Broncos went on to beat the Carolina Panthers, 24-10.
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