Super Bowl Champion And Former Pro Bowl Malik Jackson Retires From NFL After 10 Seasons To Spend More Time With Daughter: ‘I’m Done’
- Malik Jackson was selected by the Denver Broncos in the fifth round of the 2012 Draft.
- He played 10 years in the NFL, winning the Super Bowl with the Broncos in 2015.
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Former Pro Bowl defensive tackle Malik Jackson announced his retirement Friday after 10 NFL seasons.
‘I’ve finished. I’m not leaving the couch right now,” Jackson said on NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football.”
Jackson, 33, spent his first four NFL seasons with the Denver Broncos (2012-15), helping the team win Super Bowl 50.
He played his next three seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2016-18), earning Pro Bowl honors in 2017 after recording a career-high eight sacks.
Jackson played two seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles (2019-20) and one with the Cleveland Browns (2021). He didn’t play in the NFL in 2022.
Malik Jackson played for the Cleveland Browns for four seasons and won the Super Bowl
It was with the Jacksonville Jaguars that he peaked, playing in the 2017 Pro Bowl.
Jackson fires Lamar Jackson from the Baltimore Ravens during his time with Philadelphia
That was the goal. Ten to 12 years was my goal,’ Jackson said. ‘I was able to get to a point where I was okay. I was doing pretty well by myself. i did enough
‘I have a daughter, and I need to go home and be with her and start living life.’
Jackson has recorded 292 tackles and 35.5 sacks in 142 career games (89 starts) since being selected by the Broncos in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft out of Tennessee.
Before that, he played for USC and Tennessee in college, having grown up in Los Angeles.