Last week, Ian Rapoport reported that if Jared Allen didn’t find a contract he liked, that he would walk away from the game like Barry Sanders and finish his career. Luckily for fans that’s not going to happen, but unluckily for the rest of the NFL, the Seattle Seahawks just got even better.
According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, the Seattle Seahawks are working to sign Jared Allen and take him off the market and inserted them into their endless rotation of defensive schemes.
Jared Allen is working on final details of a contract with the SB champion Seattle Seahawks. Barring unforeseen issues, he could sign today
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) March 20, 2014
And @Edwerderespn reports Jared Allen has reached agreement with Seahawks.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 20, 2014
Allen may not be a young man anymore, but he’s still not old nor washed up and the sack artist may be more fired up than ever to prove his worth in the NFL. He’s proved it in the past with the Vikings, but the lack of interest in him this offseason seemed to light a fire under him that the Seahawks will benefit from if they agree to a deal.