Which players can reset markets in the free agency period?
Josh Jacobs, RB
Currently, the top contract for the running back position belongs to Christian McCaffrey. His contract sits at $16,015,853 per year, which is the top number among all running backs. The most expensive contract overall belongs to Ezekiel Elliott, who has a $90 million deal.
Could Josh Jacobs pass both of those numbers? I think so. I do not think Saquon Barkley will come close. He’s a full year older than Jacobs, has injury history, and is in an interesting situation with his teammate, Daniel Jones.
The New York Giants likely want to pay both, but I think they’ll try to re-sign both under fair, non record breaking deals.
I do think Josh Jacobs can get a contract extension worth more than what CMC has on a per-year basis, which would reset the market, but I do not think he could hit or eclipse the $90 million that Elliott is signed for.