Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is currently in line to enjoy the 2022 season on the fifth-yr alternative of his rookie deal right before turning into a cost-free agent in 2023. Although the Ravens say they would like to indicator the 2019 NFL MVP to an extension, the team also says Jackson hasn’t been fascinated in negotiating a deal.
“Until he has a alter of coronary heart and calls [general manager Eric DeCosta] and claims I’m completely ready,” Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti explained when asked about a Jackson extension, through Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic. “But it’s like, Eric can’t maintain calling him and say, ‘Hey Lamar, you actually require to get in in this article and get this factor finished.”
Jackson, 25, is not represented by a conventional sports agent, but has in its place relied on his mom, Felicia Jones, and other enlisted advisors to help him map out his vocation. Whilst some, which include NBC Sports’ Mike Florio, have argued that his untraditional illustration is the rationale he has not presently signed a huge contract extension, other folks say Jackson is positioning himself beautifully.
In 2021, Jackson earned Professional Bowl honors with 16 passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns, even though he threw a career-large 13 interceptions and endured an ankle harm late in the time.
Jackson was the fifth quarterback picked in the 2018 NFL Draft. Two of the 4 picked ahead of him, Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen, are no extended with the crew that picked them and they will most likely be joined by Baker Mayfield shortly. The fourth is Buffalo Costs quarterback Josh Allen, who signed a six-calendar year, $258 million contract in August 2021.