Josh Jacobs, the running back for the Las Vegas Raiders, has finally spoken out about his contract dispute with the team.
The Raiders reportedly tabled a $12 million offer for the running back this week, according to reports. Jacobs is said to have turned down the offer and is unlikely to report to training camp in the meantime.
When one fan reminded him that $12 million a year is common sense, Jacobs responded on Twitter, saying: "Last night, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay had something to say about the running back saga."
The market for running backs has dropped significantly. Austin Ekeler of the Chargers apparently conducted a Zoom call to resolve the problem.
Jacobs was in attendance, as was Giants running back Saquon Barkley. Interestingly, Barkley agreed to a $11 million contract with his team to finish the season.
The agreement is viewed as a win-win situation for both parties since it allows Barkley to outperform his contract while providing the Giants with some stability for the season and some leeway for the following.
The Giants, on the other hand, will be able to franchise tag Barkley next year for around $13 million. Jacobs stated in a previous tweet that the running backs had not set out to "reset" the market.
Christian McCaffrey of the San Francisco 49ers is now the highest-paid running back in the league, with an annual average salary of $16.016 million.