Rob Jackson Re-Signed Because Other Teams Didn’t Want Him as a Starter

by Chris Lingebach

Rob Jackson Interview

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Redskins linebacker Rob Jackson spoke about what led him to re-sign with the Redskins, after exploring the free agency market, in an interview with 106.7 The Fan’s Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier on Tuesday.

Jackson, as he explained, decided to return to D.C. because none of his other suitors viewed him as a potential starter.

“Everybody was pretty much saying the same thing, you know, Oakland, Houston, and nobody was really talking about me being a starter or doing anything different,” Jackson said.

“So I figured, why go somewhere else and do the same thing when I can come back here. I’m familiar with the defense, I’m familiar with the guys, a few of the coaches and things like that, so I figured it was a good idea to come back here.”

Jackson, 28, has spent his entire six-year career with the Redskins, since they drafted him in the 7th round in 2008, breaking out in 2012 with 4.5 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 touchdown, 2 forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and 35 total tackles.

Since then, he’s continued to be a major cog in Washington’s linebacking corps.

Listen to the full interview in the audio clip above.

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