With each passing day, it seems more likely that the Baltimore Ravens could trade Lamar Jackson. Could this absurd trade actually make sense?
If the two parties are this far apart on a deal that has not been agreed to at this point, then I think the best course of action would be to find a trade partner. It’s clear both parties have not been satisfied with the offers and demands made.
The Ravens are certainly not going to let him hit the open market, and will at least tag him if a deal cannot be agreed to in the near future.
Trade targets must be discussed at this point, and there could be a team that might end up being a perfect fit for Lamar Jackson.
The Chicago Bears.
This absurd Lamar Jackson trade may actually make sense
He’s objectively a stellar talent at the position, and there are a few quarterbacks who have a similar skillset to Jackson.
One of those QBs would be Justin Fields, who took a pretty noticeable leap forward in 2022. Couple this with the Bears apparently being open to trading Fields, and you kind of see where I am getting at.
Chicago holds the most valuable thing this entire offseason; the number one overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. What if the Bears offered Justin Fields and the number one overall pick in the upcoming draft for Lamar Jackson.
Who says no?
The Bears would receive the “finished” version of Justin Fields if you will, albeit a couple of years older. They’d also have to use their abundance of cap space to give Jackson a contract extension, but with that cap space they’d surely be able to pull that off easily.
As for the Ravens, they’d essentially get to reset their QB situation with Fields and would also have to hope that Fields could continue to develop into the kind of QB that Jackson is.
However, to hedge that, they’d also receive the top pick in the draft. Baltimore could have endless options with that pick as they did make the playoffs in 2022 and don’t have a ton of needs.
To me, this seems like an extremely fair deal for both sides, and I bet the two parties get together if Jackson is indeed shopped.