Los Angeles Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins parted ways with his agent on Feb. 28, and that apparently has paid off for the star player.
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Giants Reportedly Land Jenkins
Wednesday, March 9
NFL Network's Rand Getlin reported on Wednesday morning that he was "told [Jenkins] will sign with the Giants when the market opens." NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that "when [Jenkins] signs…it'll be worth more than $12 [million] per year."
How Johnson's Franchise Tag Impacts Jenkins
Tuesday, March 1
Albert Breer of NFL Network reported that the Rams franchise-tagging Trumaine Johnson will cause Jenkins to hit the open market.
Jenkins Comments on Negotiations with Rams
Monday, Feb. 29
Total disrespect when u held down one side all 4 years and force the ball the other way.. #ThanksButNoThanks— Mr.Pix6Sh*t/Clamps (@JjenkzLockdown) February 29, 2016
Jenkins Parts Ways with Agent
Sunday, Feb. 28
Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reported the news and said that while Jenkins and the Rams are allowed to talk, it's not likely any negotiations will take place during the five-day period.
Jenkins Looking to Cash In as Free Agent
The Rams' latest offer to Jenkins was a five-year, $45 million deal he called "unacceptable," per Cole. The cornerback is expected to hire Neil Schwartz and Jonathan Feinsod, who Cole called "very hard-lined negotiators in the past."
Brian Witherspoon, a former NFL cornerback and kick returner, apparently thinks Jenkins should have accepted the deal the Rams offered:
Janoris Jenkins turned down a 5-year $45 million dollar deal from the Rams. Said that "he was low-balled". Dude what???? #NFL— Brian Witherspoon (@Spoony29) February 28, 2016
At $9 million per season, Jenkins would still be well below the top cornerbacks in the NFL, including the New York Jets' Darrelle Revis, who is tops in the league at $14.024 million and also is represented by Schwartz and Feinsod.
Jenkins made $1.6 million in total last season and is coming off a 2015 campaign where he intercepted three passes and defended another 15. He has yet to match his rookie season in 2012 after he snagged four interceptions, scored four defensive touchdowns, defended 14 passes, forced three fumbles and had 73 total tackles.
Even though his numbers have dipped a bit, it would have been hard to match that 2012 season. He does have 10 career interceptions and six touchdowns, and he is just now entering the prime of his career at 27 years old.