Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens were unable to come to terms on a long-term extension prior to the quarterback’s self-made deadline and now negotiations will be paused until this year is over.
While they couldn’t come up with a deal, it wasn’t without some serious offers being put on the table.
How big of an offer?
Lamar Jackson is believed to have rejected a contract extension worth about $290 million, ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen report. Baltimore’s attempted offer was more than $49 million per year in average new money and is believed to have approached or beat Wilson in terms of guaranteed money.
Specifically, ESPN reports that Jackson rejected a six-year contract offer with $133 million fully guaranteed. In terms of guaranteed money, that is more than what Wilson and Kyler Murray received in their deals.
However, it should be noted that the offer did fall short of the $230 million fully guaranteed contract that the Browns signed Deshaun Watson to after they acquired him in a trade with the Houston Texans.
Jackson will earn $23 million in 2022 before being slated for free agency. However, the Ravens could franchise tag him for approximately $45 million.
The former league MVP threw for 16 touchdowns and a career-worst 13 interceptions amid an injury-plagued 2021 campaign.