There are still no clear answers for what’s in store for Lamar Jackson. Rumors continue to run rampant with the NFL Draft right around the corner.
Now, trade speculation reaches a new high all thanks to Baltimore Ravens general manager, Eric DeCosta.
DeCosta recently spoke with media. As you can imagine, he was asked about Lamar Jackson’s situation. However, the Ravens GM shut it down and claimed “his focus at this press conference is on the draft,” per Field Yates.
Ravens GM Eric DeCosta declines to comment at his pre-draft presser when asked about QB Lamar Jackson's trade question. His focus at this press conference is on the draft.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 5, 2023
That’s all fine and dandy. It would be a bit crazy if Eric DeCosta just opened up and started spilling the beans on what’s going on with Jackson.
From there, the media asked DeCosta about the upcoming NFL Draft. According to Andrew Siciliano, the Ravens’ goal right now is to acquire more draft picks.
Ravens GM Eric DeCosta at pre-draft presser: "We have five picks. We wish we had more. Our goal is to get more."
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) April 5, 2023
Let’s think for a minute. What would be the best way to acquire more draft picks? Lamar Jackson is by far the most valuable player on the roster.
Additionally, it’s not like the team can really afford to lose anyone else this offseason just to improve their draft capital.
With that said, Ravens fans couldn’t help but be concerned about what these comments might mean for Lamar Jackson.
— HeadOfState 👽 (@ayeitsdillon) April 5, 2023
You would think that is the case, but the Ravens are kind of going against the grain.
One would think the status of your STARTING QB would have a pretty big impact on the “draft strategy,” but what the hell do I know. I’m not the GM of the most overrated front office in the league.
— Brad Bravo (@BradBravo42) April 5, 2023
Baltimore has been scouting Anthony Richardson. Could he ba a replacement for Lamar Jackson?
How about you get a QB? https://t.co/pTkvjnrNkT
— The Derek (@OilBeak) April 5, 2023
The first round of the NFL Draft takes place on April 27. With that said it’ll be interesting to see what the Ravens do.
Lamar Jackson is very much on everybody’s radar at this point, as his future is completely up in the air. Perhaps we’ll receive more clarity during the draft.