Contract negotiations between the Raiders and operating again Josh Jacobs may final till the ultimate minute.
“Jacobs and the Raiders have mentioned numbers, and the expectation is that negotiations will come right down to the wire Monday,” wrote Vic Tafur of The Athletic.
If the Professional Bowler and Las Vegas cannot attain an settlement on Monday, they will now not talk about an extension, and Jacobs should signal the franchise tag (a one-year $10.1M deal) to play.
Some insiders have speculated that the 25-year-old may maintain out throughout coaching camp to protest not receiving a brand new deal. “At this level, if there’s not a long-term deal, I do not anticipate Jacobs being there firstly of coaching camp,” Tom Pelissero of NFL Community recently said on The Wealthy Eisen Present. “And I do not know that he reveals up Week 1.”
If Jacobs does not instantly signal his franchise tag, he can sit out throughout coaching camp and never obtain fines. Nevertheless, Jacobs holding out in the course of the common season carries threat since he may develop rust.
The Raiders not wanting to provide Jacobs an exorbitant contract is comprehensible. Lengthy-term RB offers are inclined to flop. For instance, the Jets launched Le’Veon Bell in 2020 after he signed a four-year, $52.5M contract the earlier offseason.
But Jacobs has leverage over Las Vegas. Final season, he led the league in speeding yards with 1,653 in 17 video games. The Raiders’ main backup RB Zamir White solely rushed for 70 yards in 17 video games.
Las Vegas should devise a compromise earlier than Monday if it does not need to upset one in every of its greatest gamers after a tumultuous 6-11 season.