Lamar Jackson entered one other fascinating twist in his contract saga on Monday.
The Baltimore Ravens star quarterback engaged in a Twitter dialog during which somebody requested why the workforce hasn’t provided Jackson $250 million totally assured but. When one other Twitter person stated that Jackson desires extra and the Ravens “already provided that,” Jackson replied.
“No they didn’t,” Jackson wrote on Twitter.
Jackson’s reply is in step with a report that FOX Sports activities’ Jay Glazer made on Aug. 22. The Ravens provided Jackson extra money than Cardinals Professional Bowl quarterback Kyler Murray ($230.5 million), however Jackson declined the provide as a result of he desires a completely assured contract, Glazer reported.
“It is a actually massive, uphill battle, and the rationale why is as a result of Lamar Jackson, he’s representing himself,” Glazer stated. “That’s so exhausting when it’s a must to go up there [to the front office] and attempt to negotiate.”
Jackson is reportedly seeking to make more money than Murray along with the totally assured contract.
The times are winding down till Jackson’s self-imposed deadline to cease negotiating a brand new contract reaches. Jackson stated that he plans on ending contract talks if a deal is not reached by the beginning of the common season.
“Yeah, we’re coming as much as it,” Jackson stated on Aug. 13 when requested by reporters if he had a deadline to succeed in a deal. “It is developing. Season’s developing. We’ll be good for the season.”
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Jackson did not essentially specify which date precisely is the cutoff. The preseason got here to an finish over the weekend, however the Ravens do not play their first regular-season sport till Sept. 11, which is towards the Jets. Groups will start the primary common season week although on Tuesday, Sept. 6.
Jackson is within the ultimate season of his five-year rookie contract and is because of roughly make $23 million in 2022.
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