The Raiders and working again Josh Jacobs reportedly made little headway in contract negotiations all through the offseason.
“Whereas the Giants and [Saquon] Barkley made some progress of their negotiations, the talks between the Raiders and Jacobs had been useless within the water till final weekend, in response to league sources,” wrote Vic Tafur of The Athletic.
Additionally, Jacobs has denied stories stating Las Vegas tried to supply him a brand new deal earlier than the franchise tag deadline.
On a Tuesday episode of “The Wealthy Eisen Present,” Sports activities Illustrated NFL Insider Albert Breer stated, “My sense is that the hassle was actually made” to present Jacobs a brand new contract.
Afterward, the RB tweeted a cap emoji—a slang time period for false— whereas replying to the clip.
Whether or not or not the Raiders made a honest effort in negotiations, they’ve doubtlessly created a multitude. Because the 25-year-old has but to signal his franchise tender (a one-year, $10.1M deal), he can sit out of coaching camp and never be topic to fines.
Whereas it is a dangerous technique, Jacobs, who led the league in speeding yards (1,653) final season, might carry his holdout into the common season. If this occurs, it presents an issue. Las Vegas lacks RB depth. RB2 Zamir White solely rushed for 70 yards in 17 video games final season.
Satirically, the Raiders might’ve averted a tense scenario with Jacobs in the event that they activated his fifth-year choice final offseason, which has a decrease base wage ($8M) than the franchise tag and would’ve added two extra years to his deal.
Las Vegas should discover a technique to make amends with the Professional Bowl RB, particularly after the Raiders went 6-11 final season and face a rising listing of issues.