Originally Posted by Insideop
I thought this is the last year of his rookie contract. Does he have another year?
With the new CBA the contract is for four years and this is the last year of that period. BUT, the team has an option for a fifth year. Then there is the option of franchise tags. So:
2014 - rookie contract
2015 - team option extension
2016 - franchise
The Texans have the leverage. If they can get him to sign long term at something reasonable then great but if JJ demands a contract like some around here project then it makes no sense for the Texans to not play out their hand and leave the risk on JJ.