Raiders' Jacobs disses new Pro Bowl format: 'This shit is stupid'
Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs isn't a fan of the league's new format for the Pro Bowl.
"This shit is stupid," Jacobs said Saturday, according to The Athletic's Tashan Reed.
Jacobs is participating in Pro Bowl activities in Las Vegas this week after earning his second career nod. The NFL revamped its All-Star weekend festivities, replacing the traditional tackle football game with a wide array of skills competitions and flag football.
The non-football activities include a dodgeball game and a competition for the longest golf drive while featuring other challenges, such as precision passing.
Additionally, Jacobs said he hasn't discussed contract negotiations with the team but expects to start next week, according to Reed.
When asked if receiving the franchise tag next season would be an issue, Jacobs, who turns 25 next week, expressed his displeasure with a colorful response.
"Hero turned villain," Jacobs said.
Placing the franchise tag on Jacobs would cost the Raiders $10 million in 2023 if the two sides are unable to agree on a new pact, according to OverTheCap.
Jacobs is set to become an unrestricted free agent after Las Vegas declined the fifth-year option in his rookie contract last offseason. The Raiders similarly declined to exercise the clause with fellow 2019 rookie classmates Clelin Ferrell and Johnathan Abram, who they released last November.
The Alabama product captured the league's rushing title after tallying 1,653 yards and averaging 97.2 yards per contest while adding 53 receptions for 400 yards and 12 total touchdowns in 2022. He has racked up three 1,000+ rushing yard seasons since joining the franchise in 2019.
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