A former NFL MVP quarterback is available to be taken and is young, and most teams are just chilling on the sidelines over the news. Fans can see through this situation, and so can former players.
The Lamar Jackson contract situation is one that has many fans, former players, and media personalities alike questioning what is going on in the NFL.
Jackson and the Ravens have not been able to come to terms on a longterm deal because the issue stems from the Cleveland Browns trading for Deshaun Watson and giving him a guaranteed $230 million deal, despite the fact he was facing double-digit accusations of off-field sexual misconduct.
Jackson is believed to want similar if not better compensation than Watson got. Instaead, he got hit with a non-exclusive tag, which makes him free to sign a deal elsewhere; although the Ravens would be given an opportunity to match it. However, teams like the Falcons, Panthers and Commanders have already bowed out from pursuing him.
Sherman thinks there’s something wrong with how the NFL is currently viewing Jackson. He also made a comparison with Joe Burrow.
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“This Lamar Jackson situation needs to get more attention,” Sherman tweeted. “Teams would rather lose or employ worse players than pay a Former MVP in his prime. Can you imagine Burrows getting a NON exclusive tag and there being NO interest?! It’s INSANE!”
Sherman believes that if Burrow was in the same situation as Jackson, teams would jump at the chance to get him.
Over the past five years, Jackson has thrown for 12,209 yards, 101 touchdowns and 38 interceptions. He ran for another 4,437 yards and 24 touchdowns. He’s a two-time Pro Bowler, an All Pro and the 2019 MVP.
He missed numerous games last year due to injuries, but many assumed he was sitting out to protect his body for his upcoming offseason where he was trying to get paid. He’s going to get paid, but not the amount he was hoping for.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.