Las Vegas Raiders Running Back Jacobs Wants to Remain With Team

Las Vegas Raiders running Josh Jacobs isn't in any hurry to part ways with the team that drafted him. Speaking with the Athletic's Tashan Reed, the two-time Pro Bowler suggested he hopes to stay with the Raiders despite entering free agency this offseason. Jacobs is set to hit unrestricted free agency at just the right time. The 24-year-old is coming off a career year, leading the NFL in rushing yards (1653) and yards from scrimmage (2053) while earning first-time All-Pro honors. 

The Raiders declined to activate Jacob's fifth-year option following a disappointing 2021 season, hence his early appearance in free agency. He remains a prime candidate for the franchise tag, which is set to be a relatively affordable $10.091 million.

If Jacobs intends to stay with the Raiders for years to come, he'd be wise to cash in this offseason on a long-term deal. He's coming off a career year, and his value can only decline from here. San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey currently tops the market at a little bit over $16 million per year. If Jacobs can get anywhere near that number, he shouldn't hesitate to commit to the Raiders.  
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