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Steve Jackson



Steve Jackson has been named Secondary/Safties coach after spending the last two seasons (2022-23) with the Atlanta Falcons.  A former Houston Oilers draft pick who played nine seasons for the organization, Jackson is entering his 21st season coaching in the NFL.

He joined the Falcons as a Senior Offensive Assistant in 2022 and transitioned to coaching the secondary last season.  Jackson came to Atlanta after serving as the Secondary/Cornerbacks coach for the Cincinnati Bengals from 2020-21.  Under Jackson's guidance, Cincinnati's defensive backs limited opposing quarterbacks to a 74.9 passer rating over their four-game 2021 postseason run, en route to an appearance in Super Bowl LVI.

Prior to his time in Cincinnati, Jackson spent two seasons (2018-19) with the New York Jets where he served as the team's Assistant Defensive Backs coach.  Before his stint in New York, Jackson spent two seasons (2016-17) as the Assistant Secondary coach for the Titans. In 2017, he helped safety Kevin Byard record a career-high eight interceptions – tied for the most in the NFL that season.

Jackson spent one season (2013) with the Detroit Lions as an Assistant Secondary coach after spending eight campaigns (2004-11) with Washington as Safeties coach, where he also earned the title of Defensive Passing Game Coordinator from 2006-09.  The Purdue product started his coaching career as the Safeties coach for the Buffalo Bills from 2001-03.