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Jared Allen Is Ready To Retire If He Doesn’t See The Money

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Jared Scot Allen, a former Minnesota Vikings defensive end, just might pull a Barry Sanders and walk away from football if he doesn’t receive a fair salary.

The 31-year-old Texan had a salary of $11.62 million in 2012.

Ian Rapoport, an NFL Media insider who has covered the league since ’09, reported that the Denver Broncos initially had a $30 million offer on the table for Allen, according to a report by Marc Sessier on the website, before they picked up DeMarcus Ware instead.

Ware signed a three-year contract for $30 million, the same offer that was on the table for Allen, who would have taken the deal had they not left him on hold while in discussions with DeMarcus.

Rapoport, who tweets under the alias @RapSheet on Twitter, tweeted earlier tonight:

Jared Allen wants his fair value after averaging 13 sacks. I’m told he’d be at peace living his life without football if he doesn’t get it.

Allen was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2004 during the fourth round of the NFL Draft. The former Idaho State University football player has tallied 128.5 quarterback sacks in his career, according to Wikipedia.

In regards to him walking away from the league like Sanders, Rapoport was quoted having said:

I will tell you this, Jared Allen has a ton of admiration for Barry Sanders, who walked away from football while still having his best, still able to play at a high level. He walked on his own terms, it’s something Jared Allen has always respected.

Do you think he’ll walk away from the NFL or will he find the fair salary he’s looking for?

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