Something weird is going on around the NFL and it involves a former MVP quarterback.
The Ravens sent the NFL rumor mill into a tizzy on Tuesday by placing the nonexclusive franchise tag on quarterback Lamar Jackson. Soon afterward, teams made it clear that they were not planning on pursuing him, despite needing a QB.
Former Ravens quarterback Robert Griffin III offered his insight on the whole situation. The ESPN analyst says something doesn’t “smell right” about this situation.
“Lamar Jackson is a Unanimous MVP, has led the NFL in Passing Touchdowns, is 26 years old, is 45-16 as a starter and All the QB-needy teams are saying they aren’t interested. Don’t smell right to me,” RGIII tweeted on Tuesday night.
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Under this tag, Jackson would be allowed to agree to a contract with another team. However, the team can match it and keep him, or let him sign elsewhere in exchange for two first-round picks. Jackson will be allowed to talk with other teams starting on Monday.
The 26-year-old has spent his entire five-year career with Baltimore after being taken with the No. 32 pick in the 2018 draft. He was the league’s MVP in his second season and has made two Pro Bowls.
Last year, Jackson threw for 2,242 yards with 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 12 games. He was limited due to injuries, but still added 764 yards and three scores on the ground.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.