Josh Jacobs: It’s got to make sense, but this is where I want to be

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Raiders running back Josh Jacobs wrapped up his first rushing title this weekend and he will now turn his attention to where he’s going to be during the 2023 season and beyond.

Jacobs is set for free agency after playing out the final year of his rookie deal and he said on Monday that his preference would be to remain in Las Vegas. He also said that the price is going to have to be right as he comes off the biggest year of his career.

“For me, it’s got to make sense,” Jacobs said, via Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com. “But this is obviously where I want to be. Coming in, I remember sitting down with [defensive end] Maxx [Crosby] and all these guys and talking about the Raiders organization and the culture and wanting to be part of the change. I still feel that way so, hopefully, I’ll be back.”

Head coach Josh McDaniels said on Monday that the Raiders “love him and would love to have him continue to be a Raider”

Crosby signed an extension with the team, but Jacobs and his fellow 2019 first-round picks Clelin Ferrell and Johnathan Abram didn’t have their fifth-year options picked up. Jacobs responded on the field and will now see how the Raiders respond at the negotiating table.

 

12 responses to “Josh Jacobs: It’s got to make sense, but this is where I want to be

  1. I’ve seen a lot of you gotta be kidding me moments being a Raiders fan for 40 years, but if I have to see Carr, Jacobs and possibly Adams go in the same year it’s going to feel like it did when Buster Douglas knocked out Tyson. A feeling of this can’t be happening. On a side note, as a Raiders fan from the east coast I’ve always taken pride in Raider Nations turn out at away games and to see their home games be 50/50 breaks my heart.

  2. If Jacobs played better because he was playing for a contract, what’s he going to do after he signs that contract? I would never sign a player that doesn’t go all out every game. Every play.

  3. It makes no sense to invest big money in a running back. The incremental value obtained from having a premier running back over a replacement level back just doesn’t pencil out.

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