Jaguars LB Myles Jack believes contract situation ‘will take care of itself’
Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack is entering the final year of his rookie deal. fortunately, the 2019 NFL season will provide him with an opportunity to prove his worth.
Jack is slated to make just $1.3 million this season before testing the waters of free agency next year. According to John Reid of the Florida Times-Union, he is not focused on his current contract situation:
“When my time comes up, that’s when it’s going to come up,” Jack said. “But right now, I’m just focused on going out there winning games, getting numbers and then by the end of the season that all will take care of itself.”
It is encouraging to see that Jack is not worried about his uncertain future in Jacksonville. There seems to be good reason for him to be optimistic about earning himself a lucrative payday next offseason.
Linebacker Telvin Smith announced that he will be sitting out the 2019 campaign in order to get his personal affairs in order. As a result, this leaves a notable void in the defense that the Jaguars are hoping Jack can help fill moving forward.
There had been plenty of speculation regarding his durability coming into the NFL. He has since done a solid job of dispelling any health issues after having yet to miss a game due to injury thus far in his career.
Jacksonville will undoubtedly be looking to him to serve as a potential stabilizing factor for the linebacker corps this season. If Jack is able to provide them with plenty of bang for their buck this season, it is safe to assume he will be rewarded next offseason.