Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson made the interesting decision on Tuesday to go public with information regarding contract negotiations with the team.
Jackson took to social media roughly a week after Baltimore placed the franchise tag on the former NFL MVP. He did not hold back in criticizing the Ravens while providing precise details about what the organization offered him in extension negotiations.
Jackson responded to a report that he had turned down $200 million in guaranteed cash in an offer from the Ravens back in September. His reaction was not so subtle.
The talented quarterback then provided details about what Baltimore had actually offered him. According to Lamar Jackson, the real offer was $133 million fully guaranteed over three seasons.
For what it’s worth, that $133 million figure is what we reported a while back. It represented roughly a $100 million gap between what Jackson was asking for and the Ravens had offered. Staying true to form as he Tweeted through it, Jackson then pushed back against media reporting on his contract negotiations with the Ravens.
- Lamar Jackson contract (2022): one year, $32.42 million
This figure represents the 13th-highest mark among quarterbacks in the NFL today. It is nearly $8 million less than what Daniel Jones received on his long-term contract extension with the New York Giants.
Lamar Jackson contract drama takes another turn
Jackson’s rant on social media comes one day into the NFL free agent tampering period. He was handed the non-exclusive franchise tag, meaning teams can still negotiate with the former first-round pick.
If another team were to sign Jackson, Baltimore would have the right to match said offer. If the team opted against doing that, it would receive two first-round picks in return.
As of right now, no one is showing interest in even having a conversation with Lamar Jackson. Whether his rant on Tuesday changes the dynamics remains to be seen. But it certainly will create more drama on a public forum.