Dec 15, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) is sacked by Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen (69) during the fourth quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Eagles 48-30. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders Miss On Deal With Jared Allen

It’s official, Defensive End Jared Allen is a Chicago Bear.  If there were every any questions about whether or not the Oakland Raiders went after Allen, they were answered by NFL Analyst Ian Rapoport.  Apparently the Oakland Raiders offered the most money to Allen, about $9 million a year, and he turned it down to play for the Bears.

So Jared Allen wanted to be paid and he chose less money.  More than likely there were two scenarios that played into his head.  First, Allen lives in Minnesota, and Chicago, IL, is only 416 miles away from his home (About a 6 hour drive).  I’m sure that played a big part in his decision, especially since he includes his wife in the decision-making process.  Second, he wanted to play for a contender, and apparently Allen doesn’t believe the Raiders will be contending for a Super Bowl anytime soon.

A lot of Raider Nation, along with myself, would have enjoyed the addition of Jared Allen, but we will have to watch him play in Chicago.


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