Unless the Los Angeles Rams pony up, they may have to make the move out west without cornerback Janoris Jenkins. According to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole, Jenkins recently rejected a five-year $45 million extension from the team that drafted him back in 2012.
Jenkins is coming of one of the best seasons of his four-year career, with three interceptions and 64 tackles. He recently changed agents as well in hiring Darrell Revis’ agent, who got his client a five-year $70 million deal.
Now Jenkins will be hitting the open market, with many teams surely figuring to compete for his services. The $9 million salary would have easily put Jenkins among the top 13 highest-paid cornerbacks in the league. He likely is seeking a deal with significantly more than $10 million in salary a year.
No word yet on how much of the Rams’ $45 million was guaranteed, nor what other teams he may be talking to besides the Rams, but stay tuned to Campus Sports for more updates!