The Baltimore Ravens are working out of time to barter a contract extension with Lamar Jackson, they usually could also be growing their efforts to get a deal accomplished.
Josina Anderson of CBS Sports activities reported on Monday that the Ravens have made an “improved supply” to Jackson. The star quarterback is alleged to be searching for a deal that’s similar to the $230 million totally assured contract Deshaun Watson acquired from the Cleveland Browns. Anderson notes that Ravens proprietor Steve Bisciotti would by no means log out on that.
Jackson doesn’t have an agent. He has knowledgeable the Ravens that he won’t proceed to barter as soon as the common season begins, which implies the 2 sides have lower than per week remaining to work one thing out. In the event that they don’t, Jackson will probably be hit with the franchise tag subsequent offseason.
Russell Wilson signed a five-year, $265 million extension with the Denver Broncos final week. The deal consists of $165 million assured, which is barely greater than the $160 million assured Kyler Murray acquired in his new contract with the Arizona Cardinals. These two offers are additional proof that NFL groups contemplate Watson’s contract to be an outlier. Jackson has in all probability argued that he deserves greater than Watson, however the actuality is simply the Browns have proven a willingness to present a quarterback a totally assured, $230 million deal.
Jackson sparked a frenzy on social media final week by hinting that he may have interest in joining one rival team. His first selection is nearly actually having a brand new deal in place with the Ravens previous to Week 1.