Janoris Jenkins wasn’t happy with the offer he got from the Rams prior to the deadline for using the franchise tag. He could soon be getting a lot happier with whatever the Rams are offering.
There’s a building buzz in league circles that Jenkins will ultimately remain with the Rams, keeping him in place for at least another year with fellow cornerback Trumaine Johnson, who has received (and accepted) the franchise tag.
Jenkins parted ways with his agent not long before the deadline for using the tag, and he has since hired Neil Schwartz and Jonathan Feinsod. Their primary job has been to see what else is out there, in order to compare it to whatever the Rams will offer.
Despite Jenkins’ performance in four years with the Rams, he arrived in 2012 with plenty of red flags. Those red flags, while fading, could make other teams concerned about the prospect of breaking the bank for a guy they don’t know. The Rams know him, and they clearly trust him.
The real question is whether he’ll continue to earn that trust after swapping his original four-year, $5 million deal for something that pays out a lot more.