Raiders plan to make use of franchise tag on Josh Jacobs

The Las Vegas Raiders are planning to make use of the franchise tag on working again Josh Jacobs for the 2023 season, sources confirmed to ESPN on Friday.

The franchise tag for working backs for the 2023 season will value $10.09 million. The deadline for groups to make use of the tag is Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET.

Players on the tag have till mid-July to succeed in a long-term deal. NFL Network was first to report that the Raiders deliberate to make use of the tag on Jacobs.

Jacobs picked a nice time to have a profession yr. With the Raiders’ new regime of basic supervisor Dave Ziegler and coach Josh McDaniels selecting to not decide up the 2019 first-round decide’s fifth-year choice, all Jacobs did was lead the NFL with 1,653 dashing yards — becoming a member of Marcus Allen (1985) and Clem Daniels (1963 AFL) as the one gamers in franchise historical past to steer the league in dashing.

He additionally led the NFL with 2,053 all-purpose yards.

Still, Jacobs, who turned 25 on Feb. 11, has insisted he was not insulted by the snub.

Jacobs’ monster season in a contract yr took McDaniels abruptly, too, as he was used to using a working back-by-committee method in his time with the New England Patriots. At the top of the season, McDaniels mentioned he hoped to re-sign Jacobs, who averaged 3.9 yards after contact, per NextGen Stats, tied for the most effective such mark within the NFL with the Cleveland Browns’ Nick Chubb.

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Besides main the league in dashing and all-purpose yards, the First Team All-Pro choice additionally had the NFL’s longest run of the season. His 86-yard walk-off landing in time beyond regulation on the Seattle Seahawks on Nov. 27 was the second-longest OT dashing TD within the NFL since 1974, trailing solely Garrison Hearst’s 96-yard scamper for the San Francisco 49ers on Sept. 6, 1998. Jacobs completed with a franchise-record 303 complete yards towards the Seahawks.

Jacobs, who carried the ball 340 occasions and averaged 4.9 yards per carry whereas scoring 12 TDs in 2022, additionally turned simply the fifteenth working again in NFL historical past to attain at the least seven TDs in every of their first 4 seasons, as 10 of these 15 gamers are within the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He additionally caught 53 passes for a career-high 400 yards final season and his league-high 93 dashing first downs have been probably the most by a Raiders again since 1994.

In 60 profession video games over 4 seasons, Jacobs, the No. 24 general decide of the 2019 draft out of Alabama, has rushed for 4,740 yards, averaging 4.4 yards per carry, and 40 TDs whereas catching 160 passes for 1,152 yards and being named to the Pro Bowl in 2020 and 2022.