NFL Investigating Broncos Safety Kareem Jackson's Hit on Vikings QB Joshua Dobbs

The NFL is reportedly investigating a hit by Denver Broncos safety Kareem Jackson on Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joshua Dobbs during Sunday night's game.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported that the league is reviewing the hit and said a suspension is possible for Jackson.

The hit occurred on the first drive of the game on 3rd and 1. The Vikings used a direct snap to tight end T.J. Hockenson, who pitched the ball to Dobbs. As another Bronco was tackling Dobbs and stripping the ball, Jackson led with his helmet and hit Dobbs in the chest. Dobbs was briefly checked out on the sideline but returned to the game.

Jackson was not penalized for the hit.

"I haven't had a chance to watch it, so that's something I'll check out," Dobbs said after the game. "I gotta take care of the football, it's 3rd and 1, I'm trying to make a play, get the first down, keep us on the field, move the sticks. I'll let the coaches and everyone else figure all that stuff out with the officiating."

Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell said he thought the hit should have been a penalty.

"On the field, it felt like that, but I'll have to go back and look at it," O'Connell said. "Tends to happen pretty fast out there, but in the moment coming from the second level the way he did it seemed like a pretty direct helmet-to-helmet type hit, but I'm sure they saw it differently on the play."

This is the latest in a string of disciplinary issues for Jackson. He was suspended for two games earlier this season for a hit on Green Bay Packers tight end Luke Musgrave. He has also been fined multiple times for unnecessary roughness penalties.

The NFL is expected to make a decision on Jackson's discipline soon.

Keywords: NFL Kareem Jackson Joshua Dobbs Vikings Broncos Suspension Penalty Hit Concussion Safety

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