Bengals CB William Jackson Says He Would Love To Sign Extension


Bengals CB William Jackson tells Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle that he loves being in Cincinnati and would like to sign an extension with the team at some point. 

William Jackson

“They picked up my fifth-year option, so that was a blessing,” Jackson said. “I just go out there and have fun and let everything play out. I love it in Cincinnati. I’m comfortable. They’ve got a great coaching staff and great teammates around me.

“I would love to come back. Right now, I’m just focused and ready to get the season started.”

Jackson mentioned that he played through a torn labrum in his shoulder that later required surgery. 

“I don’t know how I did it, but I did it,” Jackson said. “It was cool. I’m just happy I got it done. It was painful every game. You can tell there’s something that’s not supposed to be there.

“It’s nagging, and it’s telling you to fix it. It’s a lot of pain. I’m fully healthy and ready to go. I put on some muscle. I play some big receivers this year.”

Jackson, 26, is a former first-round pick of the Bengals back in 2016. He was in the final year of his four-year, $9.7 million contract when the Bengals picked up Jackson’s fifth option that will pay him $9,954,000 for the 2020 season.

Jackson will be an unrestricted free agent in 2021. 

In 2019, Jackson appeared in 14 games for the Bengals and recorded 37 tackles, one interception and 13 passed defended.

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