Myles Jack: Contract “will take care of itself” after the season

AP

Myles Jack entered the 2016 draft with long-term concerns about his knee. The linebacker, drafted in the second round by the Jaguars, has never missed a game in his three seasons, starting 42 of 48 games.

With Telvin Smith having announced he will sit out the 2019 season, Jack will play a key role for the Jaguars this season. It provides a great opportunity for Jack to prove his worth to the Jaguars as he enters the final year of his rookie contract.

“Obviously in my position, Telvin is gone, so that’s 120 tackles unaccounted for, and I want at least 50 of those so I can get 150 tackles to create some leverage for myself,” Jack said, via John Reid of the Florida Times-Union. “My job is to play Mike [middle linebacker]. . . .I’ve got to run the defense.”

Jack, who has 221 tackles, five sacks, six pass breakups and an interception, could set himself up for a big second contract. He will make $1.3 million this season before becoming a free agent in the spring.

“When my time comes up, that’s when it’s going to come up,” Jack said. “But right now, I’m just focused on going out there winning games, getting numbers and then by the end of the season that all will take care of itself.”

While teammates Yannick Ngakoue and Jalen Ramsey expressed their displeasure with their contract situations this spring, Jack fully participated in the offseason program, readying to prove his worth.

“I have to know way too much to miss this,” Jack said, adding he “completely understands” Ngakoue’s decision to skip the mandatory minicamp.

8 responses to “Myles Jack: Contract “will take care of itself” after the season

  1. “… Jack will play a key role for the Jaguars this season. It provides a great opportunity for Jack to prove his worth to the Jaguars as he enters the final year of his rookie contract.”
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    Jack has already proven his worth to the Jags – he is an outstanding player.

  2. Myles wasn’t down. Refs should have allowed that play to finish. And pats fans still wanna act like leagues against them… SMH
    I get it.. the Jags are hardly the Super Bowl draw the Pats are.. thing is, outside of Boston no one wanted to watch either represent the AFC.

  3. Jack may be the best coverage linebacker in the league, with serious competition coming from his (ex) teammate, Telvin Smith. Luke Kuechly and Bobby Wagner are both great in coverage at the ILB/MLB spot as well, but Myles Jack excels there just as they do. There aren’t many at his spot who can play so well in coverage. That’s one area where he is certainly worth the money, in addition to the other areas he does well in additionally.

  4. If he plays lights out this year the Jags probably won’t be able to afford to keep him.

  5. Watching the refs rig that playoff game for New England was one of the sorriest displays I’ve ever seen, on par with them rigging the game vs Pittsburgh a few weeks prior. Only Boston beta cucks want to see the patriots given games they can’t win, all the while crying about what persecuted victims they are.

    Ramsey and Ngakoue play the most prioritized positions on D, Jack may get to break the bank in FA

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