There are several impending free agents for the Las Vegas Raiders that they will likely let walk this offseason but Josh Jacobs shouldn’t be one of them. The two-time Pro Bowl running back led the NFL with 1,653 rushing in 2022 and is poised to get a big payday in the coming months. If the team decides not to use the franchise tag on Jacobs, he’ll have a big decision on his hands.

He’s said that he would like to return to the Raiders but he also showed a lot of frustration with the team’s losing ways during the year. Once he sees what’s out there, it might be appealing for him to sign with a team that’s consistently in the playoffs. Unpromoted, Jacobs took to his verified Twitter page and tweeted a message that simply said “it gotta make sense for me.”

It gotta make sense for me 🤷🏽‍♂️

— Josh Jacobs (@iAM_JoshJacobs) January 24, 2023

The running back frequently tweets out cryptic messages that have nothing to do with football. However, he followed it up with another tweet that said his original message was “more” about life but also football.

It’s more abt life but football too shii

— Josh Jacobs (@iAM_JoshJacobs) January 24, 2023

With free agency still several weeks away, it’s difficult to know what exactly Jacobs is referencing but he clearly hasn’t completely made up his mind about returning to the Raiders.

Will Raiders Use Franchise Tag on Jacobs?

Jacobs may end up not having much say on where he plays next season. The Raiders can use the franchise tag on him, which would only pay him $10.1 million next season, per Over the Cap. That’s not a steep price to pay for arguably the best running back in the NFL.

Giving running backs long-term contracts has fallen out of fashion in the league but Jacobs is only 24. He’s also coming off a season where he was able to stay mostly healthy. He played all 17 games while taking on most of the team’s running back workload. If Jacobs was older or had bigger injury concerns, then it would make sense for the Raiders to franchise tag him and see if he can sustain success. The fact that he’s still young should motivate the team to pay him now. If he has another big season, he’ll only be …read more



Josh Jacobs Sends Cryptic Message With Raiders Future in Question

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