Lamar Jackson not only wants to get paid as much as Deshaun Watson/Kyler Murray but he apparently wants his contract to be fully guaranteed as well.
Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer revealed that the team had offered Jackson a huge deal that would pay him more than Murray but the team doesn’t seem interested in giving him a fully guaranteed contract.
“It’s a really big uphill battle here,” Jay Glazer reported ahead of Sunday’s Cardinals-Ravens preseason game. “The reason why is because Lamar Jackson … is representing himself. … (The) Deshaun Watson deal kind of throws things out of whack, because I’m sure (Jackson) wants a fully guaranteed contract, (and) I don’t see (the Ravens) wanting to do that.”
Glazer says it's an uphill battle for Lamar to get an extension soon. The Ravens have offered more than Kyler, but he thinks Lamar wants a fully GTD contract and the Ravens won't offer that pic.twitter.com/Lc4UiPh0z6
— Billy M (@BillyM_91) August 22, 2022
Fans reacted to Ravens refusal to give Jackson a fully guaranteed contract.
Pretty clear where this is going. Ravens either give him a fully guaranteed deal, or he’s playing on the franchise tag, which could net him ~$100M gtd for the next two seasons before hitting the market in 2025. https://t.co/g2HVnKYmAp
— Master (@MasterTes) August 22, 2022
— Good Guy J (@ItsDaGoodGuyJ) August 22, 2022
AS HE SHOULD. HE CARRYING THAT FRANCHISE ON HIS BACK. https://t.co/eGCi0yBQgm
— Florida Boy Corey 🌴🍊🌊☀️ (@floridaboycorey) August 22, 2022
If Kirk Cousins & Deshaun Watson can get fully guaranteed contracts, don’t tell me Lamar can’t. https://t.co/cPA3F4gwQ8
— Shane Carter (@ShaneCarterTx) August 22, 2022
All these QBs getting wild guaranteed money and the Ravens, of all teams, dont want to do that for LJ8?! Seems like a really easy decision to make. Going on his fifth year and I think he’s only missed like 5-7 games his whole NFL career. https://t.co/s8zHBPoYRH
— The Urban Caucasian™️ (@CdotS12) August 22, 2022