Lamar Jackson on Monday introduced another interesting twist in his contract saga.
The Baltimore Ravens star quarterback got into a Twitter conversation where someone asked why the team hasn’t offered Jackson $250 million fully guaranteed yet. When another Twitter user said Jackson wanted more and the Ravens “already offered it,” Jackson responded.
“No, no,” Jackson said wrote on Twitter.
Jackson’s response is consistent with a report that FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer made on Aug. 22. The Ravens offered Jackson more money than Cardinals Pro Bowl quarterback Kyler Murray ($230.5 million), but Jackson rejected the offer because he wanted a fully guaranteed contract, Glazer said.
“It’s a really big, tough battle, and the reason is because Lamar Jackson is representing himself,” Glazer said. “It’s so hard when you have to get up there [to the front office] and try to negotiate.”
Jackson is reportedly looking to make more money than Murray in addition to a fully guaranteed contract.
The days are ticking until Jackson’s deadline to stop negotiating a new contract expires. Jackson said he plans to end contract negotiations if a deal isn’t reached before the start of the regular season.
“Yeah, we’re getting there,” Jackson said Aug. 13 when asked by reporters if he had a deadline to reach a deal. “It’s coming. The season is coming. We’re going to be good for the season.”
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Jackson didn’t necessarily specify exactly what the cutoff date was. The preseason came to a close over the weekend, but the Ravens won’t play their first regular season game until Sept. 11 against the Jets. The teams will begin the first week of the regular season on Tuesday, September 6.
Jackson is in the final season of his five-year rookie contract and is set to make roughly $23 million in 2022.
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