Las Vegas Raiders have a plan to use the franchise tag
The Las Vegas Raiders took a hammer and smashed their offense’s future last season when they benched and then released quarterback Derek Carr. They want to keep one productive part of the unit for next season.
According to Tom Pelissero with the NFL Network, the Raiders plan to use the franchise tag on running back Josh Jacobs if no long-term deal is reached by Tuesday’s deadline to use the franchise tag.
The 25-year-old running back ran for over 1,600 yards last season and added 12 rushing touchdowns. Jacobs made All-Pro honors for his performance on the field in 2022. He’s made it clear this offseason that he wants the Raiders to pay him more money to stay after the franchise came off a losing season in head coach Josh McDaniels’ first year in Las Vegas. The franchise tag would cost the Raiders $10.091 million next season to apply on Jacobs.