Earlier today, reports leaked suggested not only that Jared Allen was unlikely to sign with the Dallas Cowboys, but that he was commanding a salary of $10 million dollars per season.
That’s pretty lofty given Allen’s age and mildly declining skills, but shockingly – that’s cheaper than Allen’s original price.
According to Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports, Allen originally wanted to be paid $12 million a year before eventually dropping his asking price since teams understandably had no interest.
"Reports were that Jared Allen was looking for $12 million a year in what he called a “fair” deal. The market has been set for pass-rushing defensive ends and it’s not $12 million a year."
As Allen is finding out, a market for an aging pass rusher at $10 million dollars a year is pretty thin, but at $12 million? It’s non-existent. That’s why Allen’s pit stop with the Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys has resulted in him leaving both destinations void of any deal.
Kirwan believes that Allen could potentially strike a deal that would pay him around $9 million dollars per season for four years.