Josh Jacobs is still tweeting cryptic things.
The Las Vegas Raiders applied a $10.1 million franchise tag on Josh Jacobs this season, leaving him without a long-term extension.
However, the situation behind the scenes seems to be frustrating Jacobs, especially as many teams don’t want to invest heavily in the running back position.
There is a deadline for the sides to negotiate a long-term extension, which expires on July 17. Jacobs tweeted about “bad business”, implying that negotiations were not going well. He also shared a video that highlighted how the running back position is often disrespected in sports.
— Josh Jacobs (@iAM_JoshJacobs) June 20, 2023
Earlier this month he tweeted a video showing the utter disrespect for running backs:
— Josh Jacobs (@iAM_JoshJacobs) June 1, 2023
Jacobs has also used Twitter before to take aim at his employer.
His former teammate Richie Incognito showed his support for him, tweeting “pay that man”. Although the franchise tag would pay Josh Jacobs just over $10 million, it is $6 million less than what Christian McAffrey makes with the San Francisco 49ers.
Pay that man! ??
— Richie Incognito (@68INCOGNITO) June 20, 2023
Jacobs had an exceptional 2022 season, with 1,653 rushing yards, 12 rushing touchdowns, and 53 receptions for 400 yards.
If a long-term extension cannot be agreed, Jacobs may choose to sit out the 2023 campaign.