Las Vegas Raiders followers acquired maybe probably the most ominous replace but on star working again Josh Jacobs on Monday morning.
It was reported final week that Jacobs and the Raiders weren’t close to reaching an settlement on a brand new contract extension forward of the franchise tag deadline. As a result of final yr’s NFL dashing champion has but to signal his one-year, $10.1M franchise tender, he can sit out coaching camp and keep away from fines.
Vic Tafur of The Athletic went so far as to say final week that talks between the 2 sides have been “useless within the water” till not too long ago.
Jacobs could have been “leaving Las Vegas” on Monday morning, however he additionally stated in February that he had the workforce’s “seal tatted on” and that Sin Metropolis was “undoubtedly a spot (he needs) to be.” The 25-year-old additionally stated on the time that he not too long ago purchased a home in Vegas.
Jacobs posted profession highs in dashing makes an attempt (340), dashing yards (1,653), receiving yards (400), touches (league-high 393) and yards from scrimmage (league-high 2,053), whereas matching his excessive mark in dashing touchdowns (12) and targets (64) as effectively. He earned his second Professional Bowl honor and was named first-team All-Professional for the primary time throughout his four-year profession.
A former first-round select of the College of Alabama, Jacobs co-led the Raiders all final season with wideout Davante Adams. He rushed for over 100 yards in a sport six occasions final yr and scored a number of touchdowns on three events.
Jacobs put up the monster numbers at a essential time, as Las Vegas declined his fifth-year possibility final offseason.
If the 2 events do not come to a conclusion quickly, the Raiders’ floor sport might significantly undergo in 2023. The projected backup is 2022 fourth-round choose Zamir White, who barely performed final yr, ending with 17 carries for 70 scoreless yards.