The Baltimore Ravens and franchise quarterback Lamar Jackson have failed to reach an agreement on a new contract, the team announced Friday.
Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens were unable to come to an agreement on a contract extension by the quarterback’s self-imposed Friday deadline, which means the former NFL MVP will play this season under his fifth-year option.
“Despite best efforts on both sides, we were unable to reach a contract extension with Lamar Jackson,” Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta said in a statement. “We greatly appreciate how he has handled this process and we are excited about our team with Lamar leading the way. We will continue to work towards a long-term contract after the season, but for now we are looking forward to a successful 2022 campaign.”
Lamar Jackson decided to turn down the Ravens’ offer and bet on himself. He now will make $23 million this season and is expected to be franchise tagged after this season. pic.twitter.com/lAuxYCmnbQ
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 9, 2022
I love the Ravens, but if I’m Lamar Jackson, ain’t no way in hell I’m going out there on the field.
It’s too risky. pic.twitter.com/tWGcmBeyk9
— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) September 8, 2022