Rams CB Janoris Jenkins mentioned that the team offered him a contract extension last week during their bye, but it wasn’t close to what he’s looking for in terms of compensation.
Instead, Jenkins said he plans on playing out his rookie contract and testing the open market next year.
“I’m not talking about the contract,” Jenkins said, via Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “I ended that last week, when they gave me those numbers. It was something I didn’t want to hear. I ended it just like that. I’ll play it out. I’m gonna bet on myself.”
Jenkins, 26, was taken in the second round of the 2012 draft and has one year remaining on his four-year, $4.99 million rookie contract that included $2.964 million guaranteed. He’ll make a base salary of just $660,000 for the 2015 season, so you can see that he’s in line for a substantial raise next year.
This season, Jenkins has appeared in five games and recorded 26 tackles, two interceptions and four pass defenses for the Rams. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 16 cornerback out of 107 qualifying players.