John Harbaugh seems to think there is time to salvage a relationship with Lamar Jackson.
On Monday, the former MVP quarterback wrote on Twitter that he requested a trade from the Ravens on March 2 with the two sides unable to reach an agreement on a new contract.
The Ravens placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on the 26-year-old five days after Jackson said he requested a trade.
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At the time he did that, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh was speaking now at the NFL Annual Meeting, so naturally, reporters wanted his thoughts.
“John Harbaugh on Lamar’s trade request: John agreed this is not a Baltimore thing, this is a monetary thing. Adds, there is still room to get creative when it comes to meeting his value.”
His non-exclusive franchise tag allows him to negotiate with other teams before one makes an offer sheet that Baltimore can match. At this point, the only news to come from other teams and their interest in Jackson are those saying they will not pursue him.
After publicly revealing he requested a trade, things may change going forward. Any team who lands a deal with Jackson will give the Ravens an opportunity to match it. If they choose not to, Jackson’s new team will send two first-round picks to Baltimore.
As of now, the Ravens’ current backups are Tyler Huntley and Anthony Brown.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.