Lamar Jackson rejected $133 million guaranteed by Ravens

The contract drama surrounding Ravens superstar quarterback Lamar Jackson is starting to brew.

The 26-year-old former MVP, whose team was knocked out of the playoffs last weekend after sitting out with a PCL sprain, didn’t agree to a guaranteed $133million contract early in the season. the 2022 season, according to ESPN’s Ryan Clark.

ESPN originally reported on the deal in September, saying Jackson had been granted a five-year extension that would have earned him more than star quarterbacks such as Kyler Murray and Russell Wilson.

The new report surfaces as the clock starts ticking for the Ravens and Jackson to offer a new contract, especially after the Pro Bowler bet twice on himself this season.

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh was optimistic about Jackson’s return, saying he was certain the QB would agree to a long-term deal with Baltimore. The Ravens, however, recently parted ways with offensive coordinator Greg Roman, who was instrumental in creating a system that thrived with Jackson under center.

The former MVP will have to negotiate a new contract during the offseason.
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In 12 games with Baltimore, Jackson enjoyed another MVP-caliber season while healthy. He led the Ravens to an 8-4 record, throwing for 2,242 yards on a 62.3 completion percentage.

Jackson, who is recognized as one of the best quarterbacks in the league, was also effective when using his legs, averaging 6.8 yards per carry.

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