Well, that escalated quickly.
After recently signing a deal with the Washington Football team, William Jackson III took a shot at his former organization and the fanbase on a radio appearance he made on Wednesday.
As a guest on BMitch and Finlay on 106.7 The Fan in Washington, Jackson had this to say:
“Cincinnati, they got some crude fans, man. Misery loves company,”
He continued with this:
“Them dudes, they wonder why they’re not winning. I’m happy I’m out of that thing man. It’s a blessing to get away, and I wish them the best, but Washington...let’s go from here.”
Some strong words for the former corner who spent his first five years in the league in the Queen City.
This offseason, the Cincinnati Bengals did have the option to bring him back but opted to sign Mike Hilton, Eli Apple and Chidobe Awuzie instead of retaining Jackson. With the team choosing to go this route than bringing back Jackson, it is fairly obvious that the team was okay with letting him walk.
Last season, Jackson did have a bounce back from his rough 2019 season. In 2020, he totaled 45 tackles (38 solo) and one interception. He also added 11 pass defections, which was up from the previous season of three.
Jackson was the 24th overall pick in the 2016 draft out of the University of Houston. His deal this offseason with Washington was three-years for $40 Million.