Report: Las Vegas Raiders use franchise tag on Josh Jacobs

Mar 6, 2023, 1:28 PM | Updated: Mar 9, 2023, 8:54 am
Josh Jacobs #28 of the Las Vegas Raiders runs the ball during the third quarter against the Pittsbu...
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA - DECEMBER 24: Josh Jacobs #28 of the Las Vegas Raiders runs the ball during the third quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Acrisure Stadium on December 24, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gaelen Morse/Getty Images)
(Photo by Gaelen Morse/Getty Images)

The Las Vegas Raiders have used the franchise tag on running back Josh Jacobs.

According to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the team tagged Jacobs on Monday afternoon. The Raiders have not yet announced the move.

The 2023 franchise tag for running backs is just over $10 million. According to ESPN, players who are tagged have until mid-July to reach a long-term deal with their respective teams.

Prior to the 2022 season, the Raiders declined to pick up the fifth-year option for Jacobs.

Whether he pulled a Michael Jordan and took that personally is unknown, but the 25-year-old running back went off.

Over the course of the 2022 season, Jacobs rushed for 1,653 total yards, securing the NFL’s rushing title. Jacobs is 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.

At the NFL Honors ceremony earlier this year, Jacobs was named the inaugural winner of the Jim Brown Award, which honors players with the most rushing yards in a season. He was also honored with the NFL’s FedEx Ground Player of the Year award. Twice throughout the season, the Raiders running back was named the FedEx Ground Player of the Week. In one of those weeks, he set the Raiders’ single-game rushing record when he ran for 229 rushing yards against the Seattle Seahawks.

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