One of the best young quarterbacks in the game could be in for a big day – but it might not happen anytime soon.
As first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Lamar Jackson is focused on the coming season rather than signing a long-term extension with the Ravens, although he described the talks as “positive and ongoing.” .
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Lamar Jackson is immersed in preparing for the Baltimore Ravens season instead of negotiating a deal for himself, which is why no new long-term deals are being made, the sources say. co / wI4kJVUaNP
– Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 13, 2021
The 32nd overall pick in 2018, Jackson is in the fourth and final year of his rookie contract, but he is under contract with the squad until next season after the Ravens reclaim his 23 squad option. million dollars, which will begin next year.
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Unanimously selected MVP in 2019 and a Heisman winner while in Louisville, Jackson will negotiate his next deal on his own and will not use an agent, according to ESPN.
Other notable players who have recently negotiated their own deals include DeAndre Hopkins, Richard Sherman, and Bobby Wagner.
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Bills quarterback Josh Allen, also taken in the first round in 2018, signed a new deal this offseason for six years and $ 258 million, a going rate of $ 43 million a year before incentives. Jackson is expected to earn just $ 1.77 million in base salary this year.
Jackson’s 30 wins since joining the Ravens in mid-2018 are the most important in this period, and he is the first player in league history to accumulate 5,000 passing yards and 2,500. rushing yards in their first three seasons.