Prepare for at least a few more months of uncertainty about Lamar Jackson and your contract. The general manager of baltimore, Eric DeCostasaid in
Prepare for at least a few more months of uncertainty about Lamar Jackson and your contract. The general manager of baltimore, Eric DeCostasaid in a statement that the ravens and jackson They haven’t agreed to an extension for the star quarterback yet and will continue to work on it after the season. jackson he had said Friday was his deadline for a new deal, and that he would pause talks after that with the season about to start.
“Despite the best efforts of both parties, we were unable to reach a contract extension with Lamar Jackson“, said Coast in the statement. “We greatly appreciate how you have handled this process and are excited for our team with The sea to the head. We will continue to work towards a long-term contract after the season, but for now we are looking forward to a successful campaign in 2022.”
jackson is entering his fifth-year option season. The ravens open the away season on Sunday against the New York Jets.
jackson he skipped the voluntary OTAs last offseason, but he didn’t hold out for the mandatory practices. baltimore can use the franchise tag to keep him after this season if necessary, but this dead end between jackson and the team is noteworthy after that Josh Allenanother star quarterback drafted the same year as jacksonsigned his massive extension about 13 months ago.
The nonexclusive franchise tag for quarterbacks last offseason was priced at just under $30 million. No team used it on a quarterback, and no team used the most restrictive exclusive tag on anyone.
Even apart from his uncertain contract, jackson is under the microscope this season. At times in 2021, he looked like the player who was the league’s MVP two years earlier. At other times, he struggled to handle pass rush.
Eventually, he missed the last four games following an ankle injury. baltimore he finished the season on a six-game winning streak and missed the Playoffs.
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