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Only one tailback has gotten a significant deal in free agency. For the rest, big money just isn’t there.
Beyond Packers running back Aaron Jones, who’ll make up to $14.75 million in 2021 on a year-at-a-time contract. No one else is getting close to $10 million in the first year of the deal.
Raiders running back Kenyan Drake: Two years, $11.5 million; $8.5 million fully guaranteed.
Seahawks running back Chris Carson: Two years, $10.425 million; $5.5 million fully guaranteed.
Lions running back Jamaal Williams: Two years, $6 million, $3.25 million fully guaranteed.
Giants running back Devontae Booker: Two years, $5.5 million; $2 million fully guaranteed.
Jaguars running back Carlos Hyde: Two years, $4.5 million; $1.4 million fully guaranteed.
Bengals running back Samaje Perine: Two years, $3.3 million; $700,000 fully guaranteed.
Texans running back Mark Ingram: One year, $2.5 million; $500,000 fully guaranteed.
Colts running back Marlon Mack: One year, $2 million; $1 million fully guaranteed.
Dolphins running back Malcolm Brown: One year, $1.75 million, $1.75 million fully guaranteed.
Bills running back Taiwan Jones: One year, $1.75 million, $700,000 fully guaranteed.
Washington running back Lamar Miller: One year, $1.212 million, $137,500 fully guaranteed.
Raiders running back Theo Riddick: One year, $1.175 million; $50,000 fully guaranteed.
For all deals other than Aaron Jones, the contract last a maximum of two years. This gives the players a chance to get back to the open market when there’s more cap space. Even then, big money simply isn’t there for most running backs.
Beyond Aaron Jones, tailbacks are taking what they can get on short-term deals originally appeared on Pro Football Talk