Las Vegas Raiders GM Dave Ziegler on the Josh Jacobs holdout, trade rumors

Aug 24, 2023, 2:34 PM | Updated: Aug 28, 2023, 11:28 am

Josh Jacobs #28 of the Las Vegas Raiders walks off the field after losing to the Kansas City Chiefs...

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JANUARY 07: Josh Jacobs #28 of the Las Vegas Raiders walks off the field after losing to the Kansas City Chiefs at Allegiant Stadium on January 07, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)

Josh Jacobs and the Las Vegas Raiders appear to be at a standstill.

On Wednesday, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported that unlike the Colts allowing running back Jonathan Taylor to seek a trade, the Raiders “have no interest in trading Jacobs.”

With no trade imminent, and Jacobs still hasn’t signed his franchise tender, Pelissero added, ” the NFL rushing champ’s status for Week 1 remains TBD.”

Dave Ziegler, general manager, and Champ Kelly, assistant general manager, spoke to the media on Thursday and provided an update on the situation. The second-year GM said there’s nothing new to share and the organization continues to push forward.

“Any trade speculation and all that stuff, organizationally that’s nothing that we would address on any player. There’s no advantage to doing that,” Ziegler said. “We’re just going to keep pushing forward. We’re focused on our situation here, putting the roster together the best way we can to field a competitive team, and that’s where we’re at.”

If and when Jacobs signs his franchise tender, he’ll be due just over $10 million for the 2023 season.

Josh Jacobs in 2022

Prior to the 2022 season, the Raiders declined to pick up the fifth-year option for the 24th pick in the 2019 draft.

Then he went off. Josh Jacobs rushed for 1,653 total yards, securing the NFL’s rushing title and becoming only the second Raider to win the NFL’s rushing title. Raider legend and Hall of Fame running back Marcus Allen led the league in rushing in 1985, his MVP season, with 1,759 yards.

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