Agent’s message implies other teams are still in play for Allen

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On Thursday afternoon, ESPN’s Ed Werder reported that the Seahawks and defensive end Jared Allen were “working on [the] final details” of a contract, and that “[b]arring unforeseen circumstances, he could sign today.”

Allen ultimately didn’t, which means the unforeseen circumstances won.  And now it’s unclear what Allen may do.

Allen’s agent told multiple reporters that Allen will “consider the Seahawks offer along with the others, and make a decision this weekend.”

It’s possible that Allen eventually will sign with the Seahawks, which perhaps would make Werder “right all along.”  It’s possible that he’ll sign with another team.  Reference to “the Seahawks offer along with the others” implies that more than one other offer has been made to Allen.  Because Allen has visited only with Seattle and Dallas, this could mean that at least one other team remains in the mix.

The decision, then, could be that one or more additional visits will occur.  Or it could be that he’ll sign with the Seahawks.  Or it could be that he’ll sign with the Cowboys.  Or it could be that he’ll do nothing until later in the offseason, taking a page from the Brett Favre show-up-in-August playbook.

39 responses to “Agent’s message implies other teams are still in play for Allen

  1. Whatever team Jared Allen goes to, he will be a class act player and citizen.

    One of my favorite Vikings of all time, and I will always have respect for this man.

  2. It’s an honor to play for the Seahawks and players around. If you need to think about it, stay away! We want guys who wanna be here!

  3. I think he either waits as long as possible to make a decision , or walks away from the game. It’s hard to believe , though , that he wouldn’t want to join the team (Seattle) that gives him far and away the best chance he’ll probably ever have to be on a championship team.

  4. It just goes to show it is about money and ego with this guy.

    If it was about winning, then he would’ve never left Seattle without a contract.

    Now, it will be interesting to see if Seattle moves on without him. That would be karma.

  5. Go to the bears!!! Great city and you can beat up on Aaron Rodgers, Matt stafford, and… And… That qb in purple

  6. The more logical assumption is that his agent is saying “other teams” to keep the offer from the Seahawks from tanking. They guy brought his family with him.

    I bet this is more of a “family decision” to decide if they want to move to Seattle or retire. That’s why he’s taking the weekend to make a decision.

  7. TheVikingsAreTheWorse is still butthurt over all ex-minn players wanting to Win! He got his money with yall purple princess. Now its time for that ring. AP might need another backpack for all that dead weight

  8. It’s a negotiation tactic, nothing more. He’s hoping Seattle will up their offer. Doubtful to work with the Seahawks though. They’re not so desperate for him that they’re going to overpay – as evidenced with them letting Tate walk without upping their “laughable” offer.

  9. lol!
    Ed Werder smoked out all the bandwagon seahawks fans this afternoon.
    Allen has enough integrity to refuse a contract requiring the use of PED’s before games.

  10. FWIW, Allen follows 71 ppl on Twitter. – Interestingly, Russell Wilson, Adrian Peterson, Strahan, The Vikings page and some singers and interesting people.

    I thought it was interesting that he was following Russell Wilson.

  11. Whatever he does I hope he doesn’t quit football because he is very entertaining and I think he still has some game left in him. Jared Allen, Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril would tear teams apart on 3rd downs. Strip sacks all over the field. Maybe it wouldn’t be fair.

  12. I keep wondering if the Pats aren’t going to swoop in here. He’ll perform well for whoever gets him.

  13. bigjdve says:
    Mar 20, 2014 8:54 PM
    It just goes to show it is about money and ego with this guy.

    If it was about winning, then he would’ve never left Seattle without a contract.

    I’ve never understood why everyone considers it to be a sign of such great character when a veteran FA chooses to join a team that is already great as if that shows how much he “only cares about winning”.

    Did you ever consider the possibility that a guy like Allen, who is used to being a team leader, doesn’t see anything heroic about becoming a role player on a team that’s already won the Super Bowl just so he can ride their coattails to a ring?

  14. He should just stay in shape on his own and wait it out until June or July. 50-50 odds some playoff team somewhere will have a DE get busted or tear an ACL giving Allen maximum leverage.

  15. What I want to know is? Who made Seattle Gods gift to football?…………….They finally win something and now its some sacred place….Horse hockey…I say. If you like rain, a not so honest coach and a flash in the pan team. Good Luck…….

  16. Of course the agent would say that, even if it’s not true. Probably a bargaining tactic, maybe there is a number they are haggling over with Seattle.

  17. Jared Allen is a game changer. Oh, and by the way Jared isn’t lazy in season or offseason. Earlier when he played in KC no one worked harder. If you question his ability then you’d be wrong. Give the man a break! He’ll have at least 10 sacks next season. Count on Allen.

  18. craniator says:
    Mar 20, 2014 8:49 PM

    I think he either waits as long as possible to make a decision , or walks away from the game. It’s hard to believe , though , that he wouldn’t want to join the team (Seattle) that gives him far and away the best chance he’ll probably ever have to be on a championship team.
    ________

    He went to overtime in the NFC Championship game in 2009. Seattle may have won last year, but the odds are against them getting that close again. Sorry to break it to you.

  19. OK Seahawk fans. Lets turn the tables. You should pay at least $25 more for a ticket to be in the company of the eventual Super Bowl team. Being the 12th man on such a team should maybe cost an extra $50 just to be part of. Who wouldn’t want to be part of that. It’s actually a privilege!

  20. “Allen ultimately didn’t, which means the unforeseen circumstances won.”

    You know, it could also mean that Werder was full of crap.

  21. He said he would make a decision over the weekend and and I believe he will. The Seahawks will not wait to decide what moves they will make. If he has an interest in going there he needs to jump on it. Seattle is an outstanding place for him to go but if a couple more million is more important then go for it. He can always buy a ring from the Pawn Star dudes.

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