Ken Francis, a business partner of Baltimore Ravens’ star quarterback Lamar Jackson, clarified reports that he’s been speaking with other teams on behalf of the 2019 league MVP.
Per ESPN’s Jamison Hensley, the NFL sent out a memo to teams which stated that Ken Francis (the non-certified agent) may be speaking to teams about negotiating with the 26-year-old quarterback. Here’s what the memo read:
“As an uncertified person, Mr. Francis is prohibited from negotiating Offer Sheets or Player Contracts, or discussing potential trades on behalf of any NFL player or prospective player or assisting in or advising with respect to such negotiations.”
Francis told ESPN, “I don’t speak for Lamar”, adding that he’s a business partner of Jackson’s with portable gym equipment.
Jackson also took to Twitter to pour cold water over the reports about Francis speaking with other teams:
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Earlier this month, the Ravens placed the franchise tag on the superstar QB, thus ensuring he couldn’t hit the free agent market. Teams are now eligible to sign Jackson to an offer sheet, and the Ravens will have five days to match.
If they opt not to match it, Baltimore will receive two first-round picks as compensation. Jackson and the Ravens have until July 17 to reach an agreement on a long-term extension.
Jackson has compiled a 45-16-0 record as the Ravens’ starting quarterback dating back to his 2018 season. The two-time Pro Bowler missed five games in both 2021 and 2022, however, and Baltimore’s offense greatly struggled without him on the field.
Jackson has completed 63.7 percent of his career pass attempts for 12,209 passing yards and 101 touchdowns against only 38 interceptions. The dual-threat star also has a pair of 1,000-yard rushing seasons under his belt (2019 and 2020), 4,437 rushing yards and 37 touchdowns.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.