Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson caught the eye when he changed his Twitter cover photo to an image saying “I need $”.
Those who saw it thought it was his way of pressuring the organization to get his contract extension done.
After all, there isn’t much time left as he will play the 2022 season under a fifth-year option.
That means he’ll be a free agent after this season if he and the Ravens don’t agree on the terms of a new contract.
But while he can use his platform to close the deal sooner, he’d rather channel his energy into helping his team win.
—Lamar Jackson (@Lj_era8) July 14, 2022
Jackson tweeted, “Love @NFL we went to show up this year. Appreciate the @Ravens for coming back in the first round and picking me up we went to eat.”
He posted this in response to an update on the NFL’s Twitter account regarding his accomplishments so far.
In just four seasons, the former Louisville standout has been a Pro Bowler, an All-Pro and a unanimous Most Valuable Player winner.
He has the most wins by a quarterback before turning 25 with 37 and holds the single-season run record for a quarterback.
League puts Jackson’s accomplishments in perspective
It’s fascinating that the NFL tweeted this after ESPN’s recent poll of scouts, players, coaches and executives.
According to the results, Jackson is not among the top ten quarterbacks in the league, much to the dismay of NFL analysts like Ryan Clark, Dan Orlovsky and Warren Sharp.
This tweet is a reminder of Jackson’s greatness that could often be overlooked.
Likewise, it’s worth pointing out that he led the Ravens to the playoffs in three of his four seasons as a starter.
They were on course for the playoffs last year, if not for his season-ending ankle injury.
To underscore his importance to the team, the Ravens failed to win again after his exit and failed to secure a playoff spot.