Earlier this month, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson made it clear that he would stop contract negotiations when the regular season starts.
“We’re coming up to it. It’s coming up,” Jackson said when asked about a hard deadline. “The season’s coming up. We’re going to be good for the season.”
Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reported on Sunday that the Ravens have offered Jackson more money than the Cardinals gave Murray. The Cardinals quarterback signed a five-year extension at roughly $46.1 million per season:
If Jackson and the Ravens can’t come to terms on a new deal, then Jackson would be slated to hit free agency next March. Of course, Baltimore and Jackson can hit the negotiating table again after the season’s over.
He is entering his fifth-year option, which will pay him $23.016 million this season.
After skipping voluntary workouts in the spring, Jackson participated in mandatory minicamp and has practiced every day in training camp. The biggest difference for Jackson has been in the weight room. Jackson has added over 10 pounds of lean muscle and has bulked up to 230 pounds.