The Ravens and Lamar Jackson agree to a five-year extension
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Another of the suspended offseason stories ends with the two parties shaking hands for another five years.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. Within a month, quarterback Lamar Jackson Gone from wanting to get out of Baltimore to sign the largest contract in history crows.
Consider it another amazing move for Lamar Jackson.
After 27 months of difficult negotiations, Lamar Jackson I entered into a five-year contract with crows The team announced on Thursday.
“Over the past few months, there’s been a lot he said, they say,” Jackson commented in a video released by the Los Angeles Times. crows in your account Twitter. “Lots of nail biting. Lots of head scratching.”
then, Jackson He held up a football with the Ravens’ logo on it and asserted, “But over the next five years, there’s going to be a lot of ‘herd. ‘”
Lamar Jacksonwho represented himself in the negotiations, got his contract 10 days after it Jalen Hurts She signed a five-year contract worth $255 million, including $180 guaranteed. I also arrived hours before the start of the draft for nflwhen crows They could have taken a quarterback in the first round.
Last month , crows They placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on Jackson, allowing him to be traded to other teams and bid Baltimore The right to match any offer. But neither team has publicly shown interest.
The two sides seemed to part ways on March 27, when Lamar Jackson announced that he had asked for a deal just before the coach John Harbaugh Speaking to reporters at the annual meeting of nfl. Jackson wrote in Twitter that crows “They weren’t interested in knowing my value” in contract negotiations.
now, Jackson In a position to make good on a recruiting day promise he made to crows. That was five years ago and one day when Jackson He made this leak after being selected in the last round of the first round: “They’d have a Super Bowl out of me, believe it.”
Lamar Jackson Turned a franchise that had missed the playoffs for three straight seasons into a winner again. His career record of 46-16 (. 738) is fourth-best of any starting quarterback to debut in the game era. power.
In 2019, his first full season as a starter, Jackson became the second unanimous selection for NBA MVP. nfl. Drove nfl in touchdown passes (36) and set a league record for most rushing yards by a quarterback (1,206).
But perform Jackson He’s been plagued by injuries and inconsistent play lately. Over the past two seasons, he has thrown 33 touchdown passes and 20 interceptions while missing a total of 11 games, including a 24-17 playoff loss to Cincinnati Bengals.
Despite the lack of progress in contract talks over the years, my manager crows They have remained optimistic over and over again that an agreement will be reached. Earlier this month, the general manager of crowsAnd Eric D’Costa“He’s the right player to take us where we want to be,” he said.
now , crows They know that Lamar Jackson will be in Baltimore for another five years.