Both sides have ended negotiations as the season begins, but a report has come out that the Baltimore Ravens offered quarterback Lamar Jackson $250 million, per Adam Schefter of ESPN. Jackson was not in favor of the contract as he continues to deal a fully guaranteed contract, much like Cleveland Browns Deshaun Watson received.
Although Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens have kept details of their contract negotiations private, league sources believe the star quarterback turned down an offer worth about $250 million.https://t.co/tNHF7LKzWB— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 11, 2022
The deal had $133 guaranteed at least, which is more in guaranteed money than Russell Wilson or Kyler Murray signed for.
When Watson signed a fully guaranteed five year deal with the Browns, he set a precedent for players to request fully guaranteed deals similar. Owners around the league were not a fan of the Browns for the move.
Jackson is going to play on his fifth-year deal in 2022, then the Ravens will have the ability to franchise tag him the next two years. Surely the two sides will meet on a deal prior to both of those being used. To this point it is interesting to see the former MVP holding firm in negotiations as his own agent.