With just a few days left before the start of the 2021 NFL Draft, the hot takes takes regarding teams’ quarterback situations are getting more insane.
NFL Network’s Bucky Brooks has been all over social media this week after he pitched an idea of Baltimore taking a “collegiate approach” to the quarterback position and drafting Ohio State’s Justin Fields. This would involve the Ravens basically playing Lamar Jackson through his rookie deal but trading him or letting him walk elsewhere to bring in Fields.
“One quarterback graduates, the other quarterback steps into the starter’s role. You now have the opportunity to keep a starting quarterback potentially on a young deal, build up the rest of the assets, and then play smash-mouth football the way that they play and continue to build a better team around the quarterback. It’s something to think about.”
Lamar Jackson saw the comments and responded back to him.
“Bucky we can Box a lil bit I won’t buck,” Jackson said on Twitter.
Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Tuesday that the team will pick up quarterback Lamar Jackson’s fifth-year option before Monday’s deadline.
“Guarantee it,” Harbaugh said on “The Rich Eisen Show.”
Jackson will make a guaranteed $23.1 million in 2022.
“He’s definitely going to be our quarterback,” Harbaugh said. “That’s the plan, absolutely.”
In March, Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta said the team is “confident and committed” to getting a long-term deal done with Jackson.