Kareem Jackson spent his complete nine-yr NFL occupation with the Houston Texans — except the day earlier than as of late.
The bodily corner agreed to a 3-yr, $33 million contract with the Denver Broncos on Monday.
The 30-yr-passe told Tag Berman of KRIV in Houston that the Texans did no longer originate an strive to bring him support.
“They did no longer even approach me with an provide or any make of deal,” Jackson mentioned. “Clearly, they did no longer need me support or whatever the case would per chance be. I’m no longer in actuality sure. My agent was once never approached by any one from the Texans organization, so I wasn’t offered a deal of any form. I make of feel somewhat disrespected to be magnificent about it. At the pause of the day, no exhausting emotions. I had a gigantic nine years right here. This can also always be dwelling for me. I positively cherish the total memories and the total alternatives. I cherish the followers and the total lot I was once ready to provide right here. I’m going to always have delight in for Houston.”
Given Houston’s need within the secondary, or no longer it is a shock that they did no longer no longer no longer as much as pursue a reunion, as Jackson intimates. Perchance within the pause, the Texans set apart no longer need been cheerful handing $23 million assured to a corner at age 30 who can infrequently salvage misplaced in whisper.
Jackson proved he was once the most bodily corner within the NFL final season, bullying recovers and blowing up any crew who foolishly threw WR monitors his approach.
A yr after buying and selling Aqib Talib, the Broncos added the bodily Jackson to remake their secondary alongside Chris Harris Jr.
While the long-time Texan regarded peeved Houston let him stroll, the corner is taking a be taught about forward to his recent dawdle residing.
“I’m no longer emotional. I perceive how the exchange goes,” Jackson told Berman. “All correct issues infrequently in relation to an pause. At the pause of the day, or no longer it’s one other opportunity for me. They’ve bought a gigantic crew of guys (in Denver). I’m racy to salvage there and attain whatever I’m in a position to to relief them utilize. … I’m chuffed about it. Or no longer it is a brand recent opportunity to paddle to a gigantic organization. I magnificent desire to be a fraction of the puzzle to relief the guys utilize.”