Dec 15, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen (69) celebrates a failed fourth down attempt by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings win 48-30. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks News: No Word from Jared Allen

Jared Allen is still thinking. Or, he getting ready to make an announcement. We will know soon enough…unless we won’t. Meanwhile, the Seattle Seahawks may be preparing to move on without him.

I can’t help but think of this movie clip:



If Mr. Allen were starring in the film, he would say, “If you haven’t heard from me by Monday…just wait longer.” And so, we wait.

Why did Allen have to think about Seattle’s offer? Chances are that the Seahawks offered a reasonable, but not overwhelming contract. Otherwise, Allen would already be signed.

The truth is that the Seahawks are not in desperate need of Allen’s services. Certainly the ‘Hawks have lost some pieces to free agency and cap management that will have to be replaced. However, there are other options.

Allen has to decide on that age-old question of sports. Is it really about winning, or is all of this just about maximizing the almighty dollar?

The offers are not going to get larger, and Allen is not getting any younger. A mystery Super Bowl contender is probably not going to magically appear with a lucrative, multi-year offer.

Time to make a decision, Mr. Allen. If you want a shot a winning a ring, the Seahawks can provide you with that opportunity. However, if you are tired of destroying your body and you want to relax with your family, then perhaps it is time to walk away.

We’re waiting…

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  • Winston Wood

    My sense is that Allen is not trying to break the bank, but rather that Seattle’s offer was a low ball, and/or the role they have in mind for him is not what he has in mind. As Brett Favre found out when he came to the Vikings for 2 years, regardless of how good your team is, Super Bowls are elusive. So does he want to start over at age 32 with a brand new team, be relegated to 3rd downs and be underpaid, just for a better, but still unlikely shot at a Super Bowl ring?