“I think I‘m a real good fit in the 3-4 system here and have done a good job trying to get better and better, and I see myself having a real good year this year,” Jackson said. “It’s important for me to come out and play hard.”
Chiefs general manager John Dorsey has been impressed in what he’s seen in Jackson so far, both on the field and in the locker room.
“I like his person,” Dorsey said. “I like how guys gravitate to him. He’s looked upon as one of the leaders of this team. I can’t wait to see him get in pads and actually play in this defense. I think this defense will help him. I see a guy who has a chance to do some things in this defense.”
With Memorial Day Weekend in the rear-view mirror, teams across the NFL are preparing to get back to work by resuming organized team activities. A number of 27 teams are set to conduct multiple workouts this week and most of those will begin on Tuesday.
Among the teams holding OTAs this week are the Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Kansas City Chiefs, Indianapolis Colts, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants, New York Jets, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers, New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders, Baltimore Ravens, Washington Redskins, New Orleans Saints, Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers, Houston Texans, Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings.
The Bills, Browns, Chiefs and Eagles will wrap up their OTAs this week, as they look ahead to next month’s mandatory minicamps.
Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Tyson Jackson has struggled to live up to his billing as a top 5 draft pick during his first four seasons in the NFL. Jackson has seen two different head coaches and two different defensive coordinators with two different ideas of how to utilize the No. 3 pick in the 2009 NFL Draft.
Now with yet another change in the coaching staff of the Chiefs, Jackson is having to adapt to a new defensive scheme all over again. However, this time, Jackson is leaving an impression for all the right reasons.