Denver Broncos defensive end Malik Jackson knows he's in line for a big payday as he prepares to hit free agency.
And while Jackson told Pro Football Talk that he'd love to remain with the Super Bowl champion Broncos, he admitted his decision will be driven by business more than sentiment.
"Oh yeah, I love it here man. I think I'm accustomed to living here," Jackson said. "So for me it's one of those things I would love to stay here and just kinda continue to start here with my boys. Continue this run with them and try to get another one with this defense, but you know it is a business and I gotta feed my family so we'll see what happens."
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In his fourth year with Denver, the 6-foot-5, 293-pound Jackson registered five sacks and started all 16 games for the first time. He scored the first touchdown of the Super Bowl, pouncing on a fumble in the end zone to give the Broncos a 10-0 lead.
Denver general manager John Elway said one of his top priorities in the offseason is retaining Jackson, who said he'd gladly settle for the franchise tag.