Denver Broncos defensive tackle Malik Jackson is set to become an unrestricted free agent this March, and although he hasn't ruled out re-signing with the team, he seems poised to at least test the market.
Via The Denver Post:
"In talking to my agent, I got a pretty good idea of what my worth is," Jackson said on NFL Network on Monday. "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."
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Jackson was also asked about how much playing for the defending Super Bowl champions and their dominant defense will factor into his decision.
"I think it's 50-50," Jackson said. "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."
The Broncos drafted Jackson in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft at No. 137 overall. Jackson just turned 26 and he enjoyed a breakout season in 2015. After serving as a rotational defensive lineman for his first three seasons, Jackson emerged as a starter in all 16 regular season games. He finished with just 5 1/2 sacks, but he earned the third-best pass rushing grade among 3-4 defensive ends from Pro Football Focus after racking up 60 combined sacks, hits and hurries.