Former Cleveland Browns line-backer D’Qwell Jackson has a meeting with the Tennessee Titans tomorrow. He could be reunited with the Browns former defensive coordinator Ray Horton. But Jackson isn’t placing all his eggs in one basket, the man who led the Browns in tackles last season also has a trip planed to visit the Denver Broncos.

If Jackson was smart, he would keep his meeting with the Broncos and he would then sign with them. He could take a trip to the Super Bowl next season as Denver is by far a force to deal with in the AFC if Manning can reproduce the magic he had during the 2013 season.

Jackson is a class act, he sent a nice thank you out to all the fans in Cleveland for their welcoming him as one of the family and the 8 years he spent with the Browns. Cleveland is still in shock over his departure from the Browns and you have to be thinking the 4.1 Million dollar roster bonus had something to do with the decision to let him walk.

Jackson said he wanted to work out a deal that would have kept him in Cleveland, but when you think about it this could work out to his advantage. If Jackson wants to make it to the Super Bowl, his best chance to get there is with the Denver Broncos.

He would join Mike Adams another Browns free agent who parted ways with the team after the 2011 season. Adams made his Super Bowl appearance this past season and the same fate could lay ahead of D’Qwell.

It will be interesting to see what the next few days bring him.  But no matter what team he picks, he will always be remembered as a Cleveland Brown.

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  1. Leon II

    The 4.1m in of itself was only part of the reason, for the Browns the 9.43m total, which is elite middle linebacker money, was the major reason. The only way the Browns were going to keep Jackson was if he agreed to a deal that placed his salary at an appropriate level for his skill set – above average, not elite – that was more incentive laden and back loaded as Jackson is an aging player.

    On the other side Jackson was not going to restructure unless he was given a very lucrative financial reason to do so. He should have, and rightfully, demanded at least a four year, front loaded deal, with considerable guaranteed money that would place him on the low side of pay for an elite ILB.

    If the two had been able to meet somewhere in the middle of these two positions Jackson would be in a Browns uniform again. That they didn’t, and that the Browns released him early so he head a head start on free agency, is an indication of just how far apart the two sides were but also how much the front office respected him overall. This was a class act on both sides that just couldn’t find the middle ground.


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