Former NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III has offered some insight into the Ravens’ thinking on the back of the latest development pertaining to Lamar Jackson.
Jackson is now free to negotiate with other teams as he has been franchise tagged by his team on a non-exclusive basis. Ravens GM Eric DeCosta previously noted that the organization was hoping to reach an agreement over an extension ahead of Tuesday’s tag deadline but one could not be hashed out, leading to the team placing the above on the player.
Griffin, now an analyst for ESPN, has wondered why the market for Jackson is so cold given his obvious quality as a player, pointing out that the Giants were afraid of other teams approaching Daniel Jones but the Ravens harbor no such fears over Jackson, who is the better quarterback.
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A subsequent tweet from the former wide receiver cited a Ravens source who claims the team isn’t averse to giving Lamar what he’s due but is hoping the QB gets an unbiased view of the market now that he’s free to negotiate with other teams. They’re also hoping the move will expedite their own negotiations with the former MVP.
Multiple teams in need of a quarterback have already removed themselves from the race for Jackson, including the Atlanta Falcons, Washington Commanders, Miami Dolphins, Carolina Panthers, and Las Vegas Raiders, though the Raiders are said to still be considering all QB options.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.