The Baltimore Ravens reportedly received “tepid interest” from an NFL team in trading for star quarterback Lamar Jackson.
On Monday, Jackson announced in a Twitter thread that he had requested a trade from the Ravens. Baltimore subsequently placed the franchise tag on their star quarterback, thus preventing him from entering free agency.
During the latest edition of his podcast, NBC Sports’ Peter King reported that one club had “tepid interest” in trading for Jackson. King didn’t reveal which team it was, but he later spoke with the coach of that club who stated that they’re focus is on “a drafted quarterback.”
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If a team signs Jackson to an offer sheet, the Ravens will have five days to match. If they decide not to, Baltimore would receive two first-round picks as compensation.
At this time, it’s hard to think of a logical trade partner for Jackson. The New York Jets are presumably about to land Aaron Rodgers from the Green Bay Packers. QB-needy teams like the Carolina Panthers (first overall), Houston Texans (second overall) and Indianapolis Colts (fourth overall) can find new quarterbacks with their 2023 first-round picks.
Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank made it clear that his club won’t pursue Jackson, and Washington Commanders head coach Ron Rivera expressed excitement on moving forward with second-year QB Sam Howell.
It’ll be very interesting to see how the Jackson saga plays out. But if no team out there is willing to trade for Jackson, the 2019 league MVP and the Ravens may have no choice but to work together for at least one more year.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.