Raiders Franchise Tag Josh Jacobs
The Las Vegas Raiders franchised tagged running back Josh Jacobs on Monday. This happened after reports came out on Friday that the Raiders planned to tag Jacobs if no new deal was made by Tuesday's franchise tag deadline.
The former Alabama running back had a breakout season last year, leading the NFL in rushing with 1,653 yards and tying in fifth place with 12 rushing touchdowns. Overall in his professional career, the four-year starter has recorded 4,740 rushing yards and 40 rushing touchdowns.
Along with winning the 2022 season rushing title, Jacobs also earned a First-Team All-Pro spot and won the Jim Brown Award.
Jacobs played with the Crimson Tide for three seasons, going for 1,491 rushing yards and 16 rushing touchdowns, as well as 571 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns. He also won a National Championship with the team in 2017.
The Raiders tagging Jacobs comes in the midst of a lot of news hitting the NFL before Tuesday's deadline, including former Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley being reinstated by the NFL after a year suspension and former Alabama running back Derrick Henry apparently being shopped around the NFL by the Tennessee Titans.