Lamar Jackson is a non-exclusive franchise tag and no team has offered him a single dime and now he is not holding back his thoughts this week.
On Tuesday, it was reported that ESPN’s Adam Schefter said on his podcast the Ravens QB turned down a $200 million guaranteed deal back in September.
“Chris Mortensen and I reported on this last September when Lamar Jackson was offered a deal that he turned down. A deal that included at the time he was offered $133 million due at signing,” Schefter said. “$133 million guaranteed. The contract also had injury guarantees that brought the guarantees to $175 million and it then had a springing guarantee that could’ve brought the value for the contract, the guaranteed money of the contract to $200 million in guarantees… and yes, those were the actual numbers and that was the situation. So those really were the guarantees for Lamar Jackson.”
Jackson fired back at the claim with a GIF of a guy wearing several caps, which means the report is a lie.
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He then added what he was actually offered, which was 3 years and $133 million fully guaranteed.
Compared to offers to Deshaun Watson, Kyler Murray, and Russell Wilson in the last year, he’s obviously not happy with the deal. If Jackson does not sign a deal this offseason, he’d need to play under the non-exclusive franchise tag this season, earning him $32 million.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.