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.