Lamar Jackson added another twist to the saga between him and the Baltimore Ravens on Monday. The 2019 NFL MVP revealed in a series of tweets that he requested a trade on March 2nd. The team would then place the non-exclusive franchise tag on the quarterback before the deadline.
However, they would never leak out that he requested a trade.
“I want to first thank you all for all of the love and support you consistently show towards me. All of you are amazing and I appreciate y’all so much. I want you all to know not to believe everything you read about me. Let me personally answer your questions in regards to my future plans,” Jackson tweeted.
“As of March 2nd I requested a trade from the Ravens organization for which the Ravens has not been interested in meeting my value, any and everyone that’s has met me or been around me know I love the game of football and my dream is to help a team win the super bowl. You all are great but I had to make a business decision that was best for my family and I.
“No matter how far I go or where my career takes me, I’ll continue to be close to my fans of Baltimore Flock nation and the entire State of Maryland. You’ll See me again.”
John Harbaugh, who is at the annual league meetings, told reporters he expects to have Jackson as the starting quarterback in 2023.
Another head coach, Bill Belichick, was asked about Lamar Jackson and his recent exposure of his trade request. In typical Belichick fashion, he dismissed the question, stating that he can’t talk about players on another team.
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“I’m not going to talk about players on another team.”
When informed that Jackson is on the non-exclusive tag and he can speak freely to teams, Belichick maintained his silence.
There haven’t been any legitimate reports tying Jackson to New England this offseason.
Belichick also offered an interesting response to a question about whether Mac Jones and Bailey Zappe will compete for the starting quarterback job in training camp.
“Well, everybody will get a chance to play,” Belichick said. “We’ll play the best player. … Everybody will get a chance to play.”
The Ravens have until July 17 to get an extension done with Jackson, or his $32 million price tag will be locked in for next season.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.