Baltimore Ravens’ quarterback Lamar Jackson isn’t guaranteed to be a Raven next year. Could the former MVP get traded to a QB-needy team? The last couple offseasons in the NFL have seen a significant amount of quarterback movement.
Tom Brady seemed to begin the trend when he bolted from the New England Patriots to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and immediately win the Super Bowl the following year. Other names like Russell Wilson, Matthew Stafford, Carson Wentz, Deshaun Watson, and Matt Ryan have all changed teams as well.
Las Vegas Raiders’ quarterback Derek Carr looks to be next on the list, and Tennessee Titans’ quarterback Ryan Tannehill is another name that could be on the move. With this increased quarterback movement and growing QB contracts, the signal callers seem more empowered to take control of their situation overall.
This could be the case for former NFL MVP Lamar Jackson, who has been nursing an injured knee for the last month or so and may not even be healthy enough to play in the Wild Card game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Being that Lamar Jackson has missed 10 regular season games over the past two seasons, has never played a full season as a starter, and couldn’t come to an agreement on a contract extension with the Ravens, should we be entertaining the idea of Jackson being traded this coming offseason?
Obviously, a ton of teams would be in on trying to acquire Jackson’s services, and his new team would also have to make him an incredibly rich man. If this were to happen, could some of the teams picking near the very top of the 2023 NFL Draft send a package to Baltimore to acquire the dual-threat beast?
I think a handful of teams picking near the top would surely give their highest draft pick and much more to acquire Jackson. The Texans, Colts, Seahawks, Lions, Raiders, Falcons, Panthers, Titans, Jets, and Patriots, to name a few teams, could all have interest in the player.
It would be a trade package of epic proportions, and would give the receiving team a franchise quarterback for years to come. Drafting and developing a quarterback in the NFL has proven to be one of the single hardest tasks to successfully complete in the NFL, so if a team has an opening to acquire someone of Jackson’s stature, they should make the move.