Lamar Jackson’s deadline for striking a long-term contract with the Ravens is fast approaching, and nothing suggests a deal is imminent. That’s not because Baltimore hasn’t extended an offer to the quarterback. In an effort to lock up the former NFL MVP beyond the 2022 season, the Ravens have already offered Jackson more money than the Cardinals’ Kyler Murray got in his new deal, according to Fox Sports. Jackson, meanwhile, may be seeking a fully guaranteed deal a la Deshaun Watson’s contract with the Browns.
“It’s a really big uphill battle here,” Jay Glazer reported ahead of Sunday’s Cardinals-Ravens preseason game. “The reason why is because Lamar Jackson … is representing himself. … (The) Deshaun Watson deal kind of throws things out of whack, because I’m sure (Jackson) wants a fully guaranteed contract, (and) I don’t see (the Ravens) wanting to do that.”
Ravens reportedly have offered Lamar Jackson more than Kyler Murray received, but the Deshaun Watson contract complicates things. https://t.co/e7rCtUJ3Ck
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