Denver Broncos safety Kareem Jackson was ejected from Sunday’s game against the Washington Commanders after a dangerous and dirty hit on Commanders tight end Logan Thomas to the head and neck area. Many fans were calling for Jackson to be suspended, but it seems like that will not be the case.
Jackson has begun to develop a reputation early on in the season for dangerous hits. A hit on Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Jakobi Meyers left him with a concussion that held him out for Week 2.
Unfortunately, Thomas suffered the same fate, being ruled out for the remainder of Sunday’s game with a concussion after taking the dangerous hit.
Broncos safety Kareem Jackson is issued a personal foul, and is later ejected for this helmet-to-helmet hit on Commanders tight end Logan Thomas. Thomas was ruled out for the remainder of the game with a concussion. pic.twitter.com/4trGMc6qvi
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) September 17, 2023
There is certainly an argument that Jackson should be issued a suspension for this latest hit. But that reportedly will not be the case.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Jackson will not be suspended for the hit on Thomas, and the NFL will continue to review it as part of the standard discipline process.
#Broncos DB Kareem Jackson won't be suspended for his hit on Logan Thomas, source said. It will be reviewed as part of the standard discipline process.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 18, 2023
This likely means that he will receive just a fine for the hit, which he also received in Week 1 after the hit on Meyers.
Fans took notice of this news and believe that this disciplinary action should have been much more severe.
Bad decision by the NFL
— brandon (@SamHowellMVP) September 18, 2023
He should be suspended cus this wasn’t a 1 time thing!! He did it multiple times!! There is no need for this wreckless in the NFL!!
— Van (@vanman_1000) September 18, 2023
Not suspending Jackson is the way the @NFL is showing it doesn't give a schit about ending these types of dirty hits. Jackson is a despicably dirty player, he should be shown the door. But heck, who cares he might have ended Thomas' career, the NFL doesn't.
— Michael 🇺🇸 Distinguished Fellow of Shankapotomi (@click4mrh) September 18, 2023
He should be able to play when Logan can come back and play. That simple.
— Keith Hodges (@KeithHodges311) September 18, 2023
I’m disappointed in the NFL. This just shows how little they care about their players
— Hazy (@its__Hazy) September 18, 2023
With all of the talk in recent years about making the league safer, you would think that the NFL would want to crack down on repeat offenders of helmet-to-helmet hits.
But if this decision is any indication, it seems like the league is still slow to try and fix the league concussion problem.