After being released by the Cleveland Browns, veteran linebacker D’Qwell Jackson had many suitors, including the Denver Broncos, Miami Dolphins and Tennessee Titans.
On Thursday, Jackson officially inked a four-year, $22 million deal with the Indianapolis Colts.
“One thing that attracted me here was the fact that I feel like it’s a family environment,” Jackson said during a conference call Thursday afternoon via Mike Wells of ESPN.com. “Everyone is on the same page and everyone has the same goals in mind and that’s whatever needs to be done to win the Super Bowl.”
Jackson, who had 141 tackles, 1.5 sacks, one interception, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and seven passes defended, is happy to join a team so close to a championship, something he never had in Cleveland with the Browns.
“At the end of the day, to me, it’s football,” Jackson said. “It comes down to guys willing to prepare as well as they do, and willing to go out and win a ton of games, and have one common goal in mind, and that’s winning a championship.”