Lamar Jackson is done with the Ravens and would love for a trade to happen sooner rather than later. He told the Ravens earlier this month that he wanted out, but word never got out to the masses.
Jackson changed that when he took to social media Monday and announced the news himself. The 2019-20 Associated Press NFL MVP made it clear he’s unhappy. And with that, things could soon get messy between Jackson and the Ravens.
Since his announcement, rumors have been swirling as analysts try and figure out where Jackson may land.
ESPN draft analyst Matt Miller floated a trade idea on Twitter.
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Taking to Twitter, Miller said: “IF Lamar Jackson is done in Baltimore, the Ravens should be calling the 49ers about Trey Lance. Depending on what pick [Baltimore] gets in return for Jackson, that could be a lower-cost solution at QB that fits the existing offense based on pre-draft abilities.”
Reality has always led to a trade possibly happening.
From the moment the Cleveland Browns rewarded quarterback Deshaun Watson with a fully guaranteed, record-setting $230 million contract, the Ravens knew they would be in huge trouble. Jackson has accomplished more than Watson, so he wants more guaranteed money than him.
After failing to complete a long-term extension with Jackson, the Ravens placed the nonexclusive franchise tag on the two-time Pro Bowler to prevent him from becoming an unrestricted free agent. It also allowed teams to speak with him and give an offer sheet for him.
However, the Ravens could match any offer Jackson receives. If the Ravens decline to trade Jackson and he remains on their roster next season, he would be paid about $32 million.
After Jackson made his displeasure known Monday, however, the Ravens should brace for the possibility of Jackson sitting out if he’s not traded and the team still declines to meet his multiyear contract demands.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.