Jared Allen wants ‘chance to win’ and ‘fair contract’

As he prepares for his first venture into the free agent market, Jared Allen has laid down the prerequisites for his next team.

In an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio, the veteran defensive end said he wants to sign with a “good organization” that gives him a “chance to win” and a “fair contract.”

Rotoworld lists the Broncos, Seahawks, Buccaneers and Raiders as potential landing spots for Allen, who turns 32 next month.

Denver and Seattle explored a trade for Allen last season, and both clubs certainly fit his criteria. The Bucs make sense because of his familiarity with defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, but likely aren’t Super Bowl contenders. Oakland, in excellent salary cap shape, has money to blow and … that’s about it.

Following six stellar seasons with the Vikings, Allen knows this could be his last time to get paid and play for a winner. He’s still a premier pass-rusher (11.5 sacks in 2013), hasn’t missed a game since 2007, and is a good locker room presence, so he won’t be short on suitors.

Zack Kelberman
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  • Robert

    Go sign with the packers, super bowl contenders!!!! GO PACK GO

    • Paul Pagoaga

      Robert .why would you want him in a great franchise like the packers …

  • Paul Pagoaga

    Good to hear him talk cuz he is garbage im tired to hear this players always talk about going to a good team so they can win ..I believe if you think you are a top 5 or one of the best players out there it should not matter where you go .cuz if you are great that means you should help any team become great but he is old n will never be as good as he was oh yea I forgot he used steroids when he play in kansa city. ..

    • Big Swede

      1st off Paul, football is a team sport. No “top 5″ player, by themself, can make a ‘team become great”.

      Secondly, other than 3 DUI arrests when he was young, for which he did his time, there is NO EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER of Allen using illegal substances, particularly steroids. You can’t just make up lies without some kind of substantiation.

      Finally, your ignorance is deafening, when you say he’s “garbage”. His charitable work is HUGE!

      Allen serves as an advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and raises funds through his “Sack Diabetes” program. Allen was also an active role model in the JDRF’s Children’s Congress 2009.

      He was among four NFL players that were sent overseas on a NFL-USO tour to visit with U.S. military troops: “It has been one of the best experiences of my life – something that I’ll never forget. We as players probably get more out of it than you do as soldiers and marines.”

      He created his own charity, the Jared Allen’s Homes 4 Wounded Warriors, in October 2009, in order to build handicapped-accessible homes for severely wounded military personnel returning fromIraq and Afghanistan.

      In September 2010, Allen contributed $3,000 to Downey, California, animal shelter SEACCA’s reward fund for information leading to an arrest, in connection to a horse being starved and abandoned on a Los Angeles city street.

      I’m sure you have done NONE of the things he has done, so I’d hardly refer to him as garbage. I’d say you are more garbage than he is for your lying portrayal of the guy.