Quarterback Lamar Jackson has been trying to get a long-term contract extension from the Baltimore Ravens for some time now. But it appears that the two sides are still at loggerheads over the terms of the contract.
Yesterday ESPN’s Ryan Clark said that the Ravens offered Jackson a six-year contract with $113 million guaranteed, which Jackson turned down. The guarantees in the contract are less than half of the $230 million deal the Cleveland Browns offered Deshaun Watson last offseason.
Jackson has made it clear that he wants to be paid like the best quarterback in the league. While guaranteed to be top three in the league, we don’t know the full value of the deal
Fans on Twitter are fuming that the Ravens would be so disrespectful as to lowball Jackson like that. Just about everyone is calling for him to leave the team and find someone who will pay him what he’s worth:
If the Baltimore Ravens aren’t willing to give Lamar Jackson everything he wants, surely there will be another team that will.
There are at least a handful of teams that are desperate enough for the quarterback to offer him a deal comparable to the $450 million deal the Chiefs gave Patrick Mahomes.
The biggest obstacle to Lamar Jackson getting his money may be simply finding a trade partner for the Ravens to put the franchise tag on him.
Have we seen the last of Jackson in a Ravens uniform?