JACKSONVILLE (The Sports Xchange) – Defensive tackle Malik Jackson has promised his upcoming trip to visiting the White House will be his last official act with the Denver Broncos. Jackson and the rest of the Broncos squad will be meeting with President Barack Obama in Washington on Monday as a reward for winning last year’s Super Bowl.
Jackson was a key component in the Broncos defense that shut down the Carolina Panthers in the championship game, thus earning the team a trip to the White House. He’s no longer a member of the Broncos, having signed a lucrative free agent contract with the Jaguars in March.
“It’s going to be really fun, I’m excited,” Jackson said. “This is my last Bronco act. I’ll say, ‘What’s up?’ to the guys and then get back here with these guys and get working.”
Jackson will miss the Jaguars OTA session on Monday but vowed to be back for Tuesday’s OTA practice.
As for the upcoming ring ceremony in which players receive their Super Bowl rings, Jackson said he probably would decline Denver’s invitation to come to Denver to receive such.
“They can ship me the ring,” he said.
That would leave the next encounter between Jackson and his former team with a meeting on Dec. 4, when Denver comes to EverBank Field to take on the Jaguars in a regular-season game.