Coming into the 2022 NFL season, Josh Jacobs is ready to play on the ultimate yr of his rookie contract. Together with his future unsure past this yr, might Jacobs be a commerce candidate this yr? Let’s study Jacobs’ present contract and his wage cap impression on the Las Vegas Raiders or any staff that trades for him.
Josh Jacobs’ contract particulars and bonuses
After being chosen twenty fourth general within the 2019 NFL Draft, Josh Jacobs signed a four-year contract price $11.933 million. The deal contained a $6.699 million signing bonus and a totally assured $5.235 base wage cut up throughout the 4 years.
As a part of the contract, the Raiders additionally had the chance to train a fifth-year choice. Having made the Professional Bowl in 2020, Jacobs’ fifth-year option would have been price a totally assured $8.034 million. Nonetheless, the Raiders declined the choice, that means Jacobs is ready to turn out to be a free agent in 2023, following the 2022 NFL season.
What’s Jacobs’ wage cap quantity in 2022?
Jacobs’ cap quantity in 2022 is $3.797 million. That quantity is made up of two parts — his prorated signing bonus and his 2022 base wage. The $6.699 million signing bonus is prorated throughout the 4 years of the deal at $1.675 million per yr. Jacobs is then set to have a $2.122 million base wage this yr.
His cap quantity in 2022 is the best of the deal. Within the earlier three years, Jacobs’ cap numbers had been $2.17 million, $2.712 million, and $3.255 million in 2019, 2020, and 2021 respectively.
What would a commerce seem like contractually for each side?
If Jacobs is traded earlier than the season, the cut up of his contract is fairly easy. With all of his $3.797 million in wage cap quantity being contained in simply prorated signing bonus and base wage, it ought to merely be cut up between the 2 groups. The Raiders would then retain the $1.675 million in prorated signing bonus as useless cash.
In the meantime, the staff buying and selling for Jacobs could be anticipated to tackle his $2.122 million. That may be his cap quantity for the brand new staff in addition to the cash owed to him. The one manner that quantity could change is that if the Raiders agreed to tackle a few of that wage. If that’s the case, they then might convert round $1 million in base wage to a signing bonus. That may then stay on the Raiders’ wage cap as useless cash following the commerce.