Former Pro Bowl defensive tackle Malik Jackson announced his retirement on Friday after 10 NFL seasons.
“I’m done. 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 to a victory in Super Bowl 50.
He played his next three campaigns with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2016-18), earning Pro Bowl honors in 2017 after registering a career-high eight sacks.
Jackson played two seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles (2019-20) and one with the Cleveland Browns (2021). He did not play in the NFL in 2022.
“That was the goal. Ten to 12 years was my goal,” Jackson said. “I was able to get to a point where I was doing OK. I was doing pretty well for myself. I did enough. I have a daughter, and I need to go home and be with her and start living life.”
Jackson 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.
–Field Level Media