K-Jack's Back! Safety Kareem Jackson Agrees to Return to Broncos

Kareem Jackson celebrates after making a big play against Atlanta in November at Mercedes Benz Stadium (Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

A week ago Kareem Jackson was told the Broncos would not pick up his team option of $1.5 Million due then, as part part of his salary for 2021 that would've paid him upwards of $10 Million. He became a free agent as the new league year started, but less than a week later, Jackson and the Broncos agreed to terms on a 1-year Deal that will pay him $5 Million.

Broncos General Manager George Paton had conversations with "KJack" as his teammates call him and his representatives on a restructured contract prior to last Tuesday, but could never come to an agreement.

It's safe to assume that as Jackson surveyed other potential landing spots he was faced with the reality of the challenging economics across the NFL, and the fact that he's 33. Also, he had to notice the Broncos not only making Justin Simmons the highest paid safety in football, but also the additions at cornerback in Ronald Darby an 2-time Pro Bowler Kyle Fuller. You add Bryce Callahan as the slot corner, the Broncos may have the makings for No Fly Zone 2.0.

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