Denver Broncos safety Kareem Jackson is no stranger to Houston Texans star quarterback Deshaun Watson. The two were teammates during Watson’s early NFL seasons until Jackson signed with the Broncos in March 2019.
Watson skipped the Houston team’s organized activities amid reports that he wants to be traded, and Jackson explained on the latest “Catchin ‘Fades with Aqib Talib” podcast that his former teammate would like to join Denver.
“I have a great relationship with Deshaun,” Jackson said, according to Mike florio by Pro Football Talk. “I’ve been talking to him for the last two weeks, man. And like all he’s been telling me is, look, Jack, tell them, like that’s where I want to be … I want to be in Denver..”
Watson still faces 22 civil lawsuits over sexual assault and misconduct allegations, and his status for next season remains up in the air, whether he stays with the Texans or is traded. You could be ineligible for part or all of the campaign through the commissioner’s exempt list or a suspension, even if the cases are ultimately dropped or settled out of court.
For now, the Broncos have veteran Teddy Bridgewater and Drew Lock vying for their starting quarterback job.