Jacksonville Jaguars "covet" Denver Broncos DE Malik Jackson

By Alex Butler  |  Updated Feb. 23, 2016 at 11:14 PM
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- One of the fiercest NFL pass rushers could take his talents to another stadium next season.

Free agent Malik Jackson is a prime target for the Jacksonville Jaguars. In fact, the Jaguars "covet" the defensive end, according to Mike Klis of KUSA.

Jackson, 26, had five tackles and a fumble recovery for a touchdown in the Broncos' 24-10 Super Bowl 50 victory against the Carolina Panthers. Jackson made $1,595,403 last season, but is expected to command somewhere in the range of a 5-year, $36 million to $40 million deal, according to OverTheCap.com.

"In talking to my agent, I got a pretty good idea of what my worth is," Jackson said earlier this month on NFL Network via the Denver Post. "But I would like to see — because you never know — just to see the numbers. But if Denver came with quality numbers close to what we feel I deserve, then I would stay." The Tennessee product was selected No. 137 overall by the Broncos, in the fifth round of the 2012 Draft. Jackson has 14.5 sacks, 108 tackles, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries in 62 career games.

"I think it's 50-50," Jackson told NFL Network. "That's what makes it so hard, because you want to get paid. That's your dream, to get paid and take care of your family. But you still want to win, too."

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