He isn’t planning to hold out
Kamara is letting his agent handle contract negotiations and worrying about the season.
That’s something that shouldn’t be taken for granted as players like Dalvin Cook plan to do. We’ve seen Melvin Gordon and Le’Veon Bell both hold out and end up in different, arguably worse situations. At least for Bell, he got paid, so it obviously worked in his favor.
For Kamara, he should be able to get some solid deal from New Orleans, but with the cap fluctuating and the uncertainty of the future, extending him right now may not be the best move for the organization.
Kamara not holding out will be crucial for the team’s chemistry and their ability to compete in an increasingly-competitive NFC South. Having been a staple of this team, Kamara said that he’s “Not concerned with contract talks at all,” according to NOLA.com’s Luke Johnson.
Few running backs have been as good as Kamara. Even while injured for the bulk of the season, Kamara was a Pro Bowler. He’s worth more than the $2.1 million he’ll make this season, but he understands the situation and is going to do what’s best for both himself and the team.