An intriguing trade proposal has emerged, involving two-time Pro Bowl running back Josh Jacobs ahead of the 2023 NFL season.
The Las Vegas Raiders rushing yards leader from last season has yet to sign his franchise tag tender, fueling speculation about his future with the team.
Despite not attending the recent Organized Team Activities, Jacobs posted a cryptic tweet hinting at the possibility of extending his contract with the Raiders.
However, with the running back’s failure to sign the $10.1 million tag, trade rumors have gained traction as the Raiders have until July 17 to strike a deal.
Las Vegas may consider moving on from the star running back, especially after selecting Zamir White in the fourth round of the 2022 draft.
The team could potentially find a cheaper alternative in White while maintaining a similar level of production.
If Jacobs shares a similar viewpoint, it’s the Los Angeles Rams who could prove to be an excellent trade partner.
Bleacher Report’s Maurice Moton has suggested that the Rams could restructure the contract of star defensive tackle Aaron Donald, who currently earns $20.5 million, in order to acquire Jacobs while remaining under the salary cap.
Moton proposes a potential trade involving a 2024 second-round pick as a reasonable arrangement that could entice the Rams to pursue the Pro Bowl running back.
With an offense already led by quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Cooper Kupp, adding a player of Jacobs’ caliber would significantly bolster the Rams chances of success.
Furthermore, Los Angeles would have the opportunity to surpass the rival San Francisco 49ers and claim the NFC West title, given the uncertainty surrounding their division rivals’ quarterback situation.
As the trade rumors continue to circulate, the football world eagerly awaits a resolution in Jacobs’ situation.. He may very well stay in Vegas. But if he doesn’t, the Rams could possibly be a great fit.