CINCINNATI — Former first round pick William Jackson III signed a three-year, $40 million contract with the Washington Football Team earlier this month.
The 28-year-old spent the first five years of his career with the Bengals.
Jackson took a shot at the organization and the fan base on Wednesday during an appearance on BMitch and Finley on 106.7 The Fan in Washington.
"Cincinnati, they got some crude fans, man. Misery loves company," Jackson said with a laugh. "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."
The Bengals could've paid Jackson, but opted to sign cornerbacks Mike Hilton and Chidobe Awuzie with the money it would've taken to retain him.
Cincinnati took Jackson in the first-round (24th overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft.
He's excited about his new team and city, which is great, but it is worth noting that the Bengals signed both Hilton and Awuzie to replace Jackson before he had a deal in place.
They clearly were comfortable moving on from him. Sometimes breakups are good for both parties. That may be the case in this situation.
Listen to the clip below. Check out the entire interview here.
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