Jefferson, who was released last month after three seasons in Baltimore, was one of the team’s most respected and well-liked defensive players. Currently a free agent, the 28-year-old Jefferson said he hopes to rejoin the organization as a scout after his playing days are over.
“I think they are run the right way and that comes from the top, starting with [owner] Steve [Bisciotti] all the way down,” Jefferson said. “And I felt like it was a place I wish I could’ve been when I first came into the league, but think I came in at the right time to help build a great organization and help turn things around on defense and have the younger guys like Chuck [Clark] come up.
“And when it was his time he was ready, and that’s a testament to the older guys, not just me, but all the other guys I shared that locker room with, how close knit everybody was together. I’m going to really miss that a lot, just the brotherhood all together, and the city all together. Like I told Eric, when I’m done playing hopefully I’m able to get in there and do some scouting.”
Jackson’s Season Was One of Best Ever in Fantasy, Too
Last year, Jackson had perhaps the best season ever for an NFL quarterback – both in reality and fantasy.
The MVP’s 2019 performance came in at No. 5 on Sports Illustrated’s rankings of the top-10 fantasy football campaigns of all time. He was one of only two quarterbacks on the list (the Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes’ 2018 season was No. 6).
“Jackson was fewer than two points shy from producing the most fantasy points ever at the quarterback position,” Sports Illustrated’s Matt Brandon wrote. “Although he didn’t break the record, he played in one fewer game than Patrick Mahomes or Peyton Manning in their respective historic seasons. … Jackson averaged more than 27 fantasy points per contest. The lightning-quick signal caller was simply unstoppable, and there is no reason to think that he won’t continue to produce at extraordinary levels.”