Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack seems unconcerned about his contract status, saying his contract will “take care of itself” after the season according to John Reid of the Florida Times-Union.
Jack has started 42 out of a possible 48 games since being grabbed in the second round out of UCLA in 2016 but enters the final year of his rookie deal without an extension on the table.
With Telvin Smith officially out for the entirety of this season, Jack will have every-down opportunity to lead Jacksonville’s defense back to 2017 prominence while manning the middle of the field. He is currently set to make $1.3 million before entering free agency in the spring.
Given the Jaguars’ cap issues, Jack may have to go elsewhere to garner the type of money he has clearly earned. Teams around the league will likely pay handsomely for a middle linebacker who recorded a career-high 107 tackles in 2018 while playing all of the team’s 1,024 defensive snaps and has not missed a game in his three NFL seasons after his draft stock fell due to concerns about his knees.
“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.”