Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen is one of the top free agent pass rushers around, and his value received a nice boost when the Washington Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers decided to tag Brian Orakpo and Jason Worilds respectively. While those two are 3-4 OLBs and Allen is a 4-3 DE through and through, those two deals decreased the number of pass rushers on the open market and technically helped Allen out a bit.
Allen looks like a great fit for a top contender, and there are some who believe the New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, and Seattle Seahawks could be in play as teams looking to add some more pass rushing ability (the Patriots and Broncos would have the greatest need for Allen).
So what is the 31-year-old looking for? He said this to Sirius XM NFL Radio, “I think for my next team it will come down to a chance to win, a good organization, as well as getting a fair contract.”
After recording 11.5 sacks last season and never recording less than 11 sacks in the past seven seasons, he obviously wants to be compensated fairly. However, winning a Super Bowl ring is the main priority for Allen, and I would be shocked if he doesn’t land with a top contender like the teams mentioned above.