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.

41 responses to “Allen’s price could be too high for the Broncos

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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…

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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…

  9. 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.

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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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