On Tuesday the Los Angeles Rams locked down one side of their young cornerback tandem by placing the franchise tag on fifth year man Trumaine Johnson. Drafted out of Montana in the third round of the 2012 draft, Johnson has been outstanding for the Rams, garnering 206 tackles and 15 interceptions as he and Janoris Jenkins headlined a talented secondary. With the tag in place, the Rams have now given themselves more time to negotiate a long term contract. The same cannot be said for Jenkins.
Over the weekend it was reported that the talented cornerback had rejected a 5 year, $45 million offer from the Rams and to make matters worse, fired his agent. As a result of Jenkins letting his agent go, the two parties will not be able to negotiate for five days, forcing the Rams to vie with other teams for Jenkins services when free agency opens next Wednesday.
If this happens, Jenkins should have no issue finding a team that would be willing to pay top dollar for him to join their organization.
With free agency only eight days away, fans should expect a lot of movement as teams prepare to start the process of getting ready for the 2016 season.