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Allen’s price could be too high for the Broncos

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Despite his age (31), defensive end Jared Allen deserves consideration at the top of the pass-rusher market.  And it’s his insistence to be paid accordingly that could make it hard to find a new home.

Per a league source, the Broncos definitely have interest in the former Chiefs and Vikings standout.  However, the concern is that he wants too much money.

With no other serious suitors (for now), Allen has no leverage.

Allen earned every dollar of a six-year, $73 million contract.  It’s unclear what he wants now, but it’s apparently more than the Broncos care to pay.

With DeMarcus Ware suddenly available, Ware and Allen could be played against each other by a contending team looking to land a bargain.

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41 Responses to “Allen’s price could be too high for the Broncos”
  1. meatcarroll says: Mar 11, 2014 8:41 PM

    He’d be a fool not to join the Seahawks.

  2. kane337 says: Mar 11, 2014 8:42 PM

    A Future Falcon For Sure

  3. jakec4 says: Mar 11, 2014 8:43 PM

    Just because you’re a contender it doesn’t mean a great player will take your lowball offer because you think they’ll be so grateful to help you win a Super Bowl making below what they’re worth.

  4. sactownr8r says: Mar 11, 2014 8:46 PM

    Come on Reggie; get ‘em both. Spend some of that money, dammit.

  5. purpleguy says: Mar 11, 2014 8:47 PM

    The market is limited for a 4-3 DE that wants to play for a playoff team and be paid like a top 5 player, yet if any player can find a home under those terms, it’s probably Allen.

  6. bpjensen says: Mar 11, 2014 8:47 PM

    The rent is too damn high!

  7. taintedsaints2009 says: Mar 11, 2014 8:49 PM

    i don’t see this happening. defensive end is not a huge priority for the broncos compared to their secondary.

  8. tkdenverbroncos says: Mar 11, 2014 8:51 PM

    Denver would be his wisest move, but I don’t see them paying him more than 4 million dollars.

  9. gobroncos816 says: Mar 11, 2014 8:51 PM

    Overpay for a 31 year old pass rusher who’s best attribute is his “motor”? No Thanks

    Sign one of the other old guys to split time with Shaun Phillips opposite Von.

  10. denverdave3 says: Mar 11, 2014 8:52 PM

    If your last contract was for 73M, the one before that must have been at least 10M. Then there’s endorsements. After taxes he ought to still have 40M around. That ought to earn him a mill a year in interest. He’s got all the money one person needs. I say retire while you still have your health. go into a booth somewhere.

  11. slugbaitspace says: Mar 11, 2014 8:55 PM

    Wait…he earned every dollar of a 73 meelyun contract, and it’s unclear what he wants now?

    How about a Super Bowl ring? Let’s face it, he’s not exactly hurting for cash…just don’t hurt his feelings with a league-minimum offer or whatever.

    Maybe even show him what last seasons ring looks like…

  12. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 11, 2014 8:56 PM

    But if he moves to Denver then he’ll have a wider selection of doctors to choose from.

  13. Denver Geldings - Super Bowl Castration... AGAIN!!!! says: Mar 11, 2014 8:58 PM

    Wine ‘em, Dine ‘em, 69 ‘em

  14. clelek05 says: Mar 11, 2014 8:58 PM

    I went to college with Jared. He just text me that he’s going to New England.

  15. kane337 says: Mar 11, 2014 9:01 PM

    He went to Jared!

  16. chawk12thman says: Mar 11, 2014 9:06 PM

    Doubt he will want the money that Seahawks would offer if Denver is to low for him. Neither team wants to pay overly high numbers for a quality player who is near the back end of his tenure in the NFL. A one year deal, maybe…….

    If he wants to go to a team with a chance to get a ring, he may need to lower his financial expectations.

    Hope that Seahawks look at talking to him, but again, not sure anything will come of it.

  17. GenXJay says: Mar 11, 2014 9:07 PM

    Went preschool with Jared. he said he’s going nighty night.

  18. banlarson says: Mar 11, 2014 9:07 PM

    Classiest guy in the NFL, played every snap. Hate to see him leave MN. He’s great off the field and in the locker room as well. He did earn every penny of his salary and still has 2 great years and another good year left. Pay the man, he’s worth it.

  19. stealthjunk says: Mar 11, 2014 9:09 PM

    Allen is visiting Denver tomorrow — he’ll squeeze a little more $$$ out of them and then sign.

  20. darkneptune73 says: Mar 11, 2014 9:10 PM

    As long as #69 joins the AFC, I’ll be happy. I don’t want to face him in the playoffs.

  21. dubblelznhell says: Mar 11, 2014 9:16 PM

    Averages 12.75 sacks a year throughout his 10 year career…..averaged 14.25 sacks a year with the Vikings. You guys are fools if you don’t believe he deserves top dollar. Even if his best attribute is his “motor”, 127.5 sacks is hard to ignore. With the exception of Favre, he’s never played on a team with a great or even “good” quarterback. He only plays one side of the ball, you guys…

  22. dubblelznhell says: Mar 11, 2014 9:19 PM

    Also, contrary to the author of the article, I don’t view his skills as “declining”. He’s never had less than 11 sacks except for two times early in his career with the Chiefs.

  23. Denver Geldings - Super Bowl Castration... AGAIN!!!! says: Mar 11, 2014 9:20 PM

    Went to high school with Jared, he just texted me pics of him and your girlfriend

  24. haraldsigurdson says: Mar 11, 2014 9:22 PM

    Jared is the reason Everson Griffen only had one start in his career. He refused to take plays off and insisted on playing all three downs rather than being a pass rush specialist. He also insisted on receiving every penny of the $17 mil the Vikings overpaid him this year. These traits are either the hallmark of an ambitious, hard-working player, or someone who is a bit selfish. He had a lot of sacks, but frankly, he should have been benched about four or five games into the season. He’s washed up. This guy was my favorite player.

  25. mediasloppy says: Mar 11, 2014 9:28 PM

    Wonder how often a player actually lives out his whole contract with that kind of money. Seems very rare these days

  26. thelucknessmonster says: Mar 11, 2014 9:29 PM

    I think a 2 year 8 million dollar deal would be more than fair at this point of his career

  27. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 11, 2014 9:35 PM

    Jared must be very excited about joining one of the successful 31 NFL teams.

  28. ariani1985 says: Mar 11, 2014 9:42 PM

    Clown music green bay?

  29. billbrasky72 says: Mar 11, 2014 9:43 PM

    Gerhart just signed with JAX

  30. DawgPound83 says: Mar 11, 2014 9:46 PM

    I went to Jared with Jared. He told me he loved San Fransisco.

  31. jebdamone says: Mar 11, 2014 9:50 PM

    i watched every game that he played with the vikings. im not saying he is worth 10 million a year but i would still give him three years eighteen million.
    sure his production went down a bit last year but he did still have 11.5 sacks and is just two years removed from an epic year. guy is a total stud, plays every down, is disruptive all the time. if he starts taking some snaps off i think he will get 15 sack production again…he’s actually not that good against the run anyway.

  32. denver1983 says: Mar 11, 2014 10:00 PM

    I would like Allen to come to Denver, but with Ware and Peppers out there I wouldn’t mind them either

  33. raiderapologist says: Mar 11, 2014 10:11 PM

    I live in the same state where Jared went to college. He told me he wants to get paid.

  34. whatdoesjimmiefoxxsay says: Mar 11, 2014 10:20 PM

    I once lived near a friend who had a friend who knew Jared. He told me to just shut up.

  35. minnesnowda says: Mar 11, 2014 10:23 PM

    Vikings should have tendered him.

  36. beerbratscheese says: Mar 11, 2014 10:29 PM

    With common sense coming into play, how could a 4-3 DE like Allen get played against a 3-4 OLB like Ware. Two different systems…two different styles of play.

    Also anyone else find it funny that an elite player like Allen chose not to even deal with his current team? Of course it was the Vikings, so that does show that he has a fair amount of intelligence.

  37. freeigwebuike says: Mar 11, 2014 10:33 PM

    Jared and I took swim lessons together. He always made me a little uncomfortable…

  38. billbrasky72 says: Mar 11, 2014 10:39 PM

    We all know he will end up a Seahawk.

  39. cougar69rt03 says: Mar 12, 2014 12:26 AM

    he is too classy for the shehawks and he doesn’t cheat . he really is the sack record holder since the dive farve took to give it to that so called hofer

  40. bobnelsonjr says: Mar 12, 2014 4:03 AM

    This player is the size of a 3-4 linebacker without the speed and declining skills.

    We might be a 3rd down specialist replacing Peppers with the Bears or Tuck with the Giants but is not as good as those players.

    The Raiders might use him but their GM is too smart to sign him.

    He may wind up a Detroit Lion.

  41. jasonculhane says: Mar 12, 2014 1:12 PM

    My initial response was wow, how cool would it be for him to come to Denver…He would record more sacks in his life probably playing with the lead and possibly, atleast play in the SuperBowl, which for many players is a great accomplishment..

    Then I heard how much money he wanted…and if he didn’t get it, he’d retire and be happy…

    That’s all Elway needed to hear to move on to Demarcus Ware. Jared is basically saying he’s fine with quitting, but who’s to say he won’t quit once he gets his money..Because he doesn’t care either way…Just saying

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