Jason progressed through the Middlesbrough academy, with a loan spell at Northampton Town helping form his formative years as a young senior goalkeeper.
He became number one for his boyhood club in 2011 and was named the Young Player of the Year.
Jason’s impressive trajectory as a youngster continued when he was selected in the 18-man Team GB squad for the 2012 Olympics in London.
He came back to the Riverside and established himself as Boro’s first choice, winning the Young Player and Player of the Season awards at the end of the 2012-13 campaign.
Jason made more than 150 appearances before leaving permanently for Blackburn following a loan stint at Ewood Park.
The stopper was sold to Sunderland for a reported £500,000 in 2017 after Sunderland were relegated to the Championship for the first time in 10 years.
But it’s in the twilight of his career where Jason has really come into his own.
Jason made his Premier League bow at 31 and became Brighton’s first choice under Roberto De Zerbi towards the end of the 2022-23 campaign, helping the Seagulls qualify for European football for the first time in their 121-year history.
He started their first Europa League match against AEK Athens and will continue to battle it out alongside Bart Verbruggen in the 2023-24 season.