Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless don’t agree on many things, but they share the nation that NFL teams are playing themselves when it comes to the hesitance surrounding Lamar Jackson.
The quarterback was franchise tagged by the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday as they remain at odds over a new contract and is now free to negotiate with other teams. Surprisingly, though, five QB-needy teams were reported to have removed themselves from the race for the player shortly after the announcement was made.
Sharpe and Bayless are typically on opposite sides of the argument but they do agree that the decision not to pursue a former MVP who’s still in his prime is unwise. Bayless went as far as calling teams that need a quarterback but are unwilling to make an attempt at signing Jackson “foolish.”
While Jackson has missed games with injuries over the past two seasons, he is undoubtedly one of the best QBs and would be considered an upgrade on most of the signal-callers in the league.
As mentioned above, he’s been named an MVP and has been selected as a Pro Bowler twice, as well as a First-Team All-Pro.
While it’s understandable that teams would balk at a fully-guaranteed deal around the $230 million mark, there’s little to suggest he isn’t worth the price tag. Plus it’s been reported that he’s never actually asked for such a deal.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.