Lamar Jackson, the quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens, has announced on Monday that he requested to be traded early in March.
Now we learn that there has been a strong belief around the NFL that the Ravens are willing to trade Jackson for “the right offer”, according to The Athletic Jeff Zrebiec.
Jackson, who was the league MVP in 2019, has been one of the most dynamic players in the league since he was drafted in 2018. However, his contract negotiations have been a topic of discussion for quite some time, as the Ravens and Jackson are not able to come to an agreement that satisfied both parties.
Now that it is more clear that Jackson could be traded, the question remains: which NFL team will be willing to give him a contract similar to the one that the Cleveland Browns gave Deshaun Watson, 5-years, $230 million fully guaranteed. Reports indicate that this is the amount that Jackson is seeking, and any team that wants to acquire him will also have to give up two first-round picks.
While there is no doubt that Jackson is a talented quarterback, there are concerns about whether any team will be willing to give up that much money and draft capital for him. Additionally, some teams may be hesitant to take on the risk of signing Jackson to such a large contract, given the fact that he has struggled in the playoffs during his career and recently dealt with injury issues.
Despite these concerns, there still should be several teams that could be interested in trading for Jackson. He is still a young player with a lot of potential, and his unique skillset could be a valuable addition to many teams. However, it remains to be seen which team will ultimately make the move to acquire him.
This news has sent shockwaves through the NFL, and it will be interesting to see how the situation develops in the coming days and weeks. For now, all eyes are on Lamar Jackson, as he looks to secure a new home in the NFL.