We are now in the second day where teams can talk to an sign Lamar Jackson to offer sheets, but when will this news start to spill out? The apparent lack of market with Lamar Jackson is quite puzzling, and I’m curious to see how this all ends.
Jackson, a first round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, won an MVP in his second year in the NFL and has won about 70% of his starts in the NFL.
He’s already the best dual-threat quarterback of all time and is the most dynamic player in the NFL, perhaps in this generation.
Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens have not been able to agree to a contract extension. Jackson tweeted that he apparently was able to negotiate a three year, $133 fully guaranteed contract that be evidently declined.
If this contract was offered to Jackson, he obviously declined it. His situation is interesting as he does not have an agent but apparently has his mother as an advisor.
There have been reports of teams who do not plan on making a run at Jackson like the Washington Commanders and Atlanta Falcons, but again, this is all puzzling to me.
Why are these QB-needy teams not lining up to sign Lamar Jackson to a massive offer sheet? He’s one of the most talented players in the NFL.
Well, Jackson has missed 10 regular season games over the last two seasons, both towards the end, so one valid concern that teams might have is the injury bug he’s been battling. His style of play does put him in harm’s way quite a bit.
Do teams really want to give him a fully guaranteed deal with the chance that he could end up missing around 1/3rd of a season because of injury?
I think that’s the problem for some of these teams. I don’t think any team would have any issue giving Jackson a large contract, but his demands of wanting it to be fully guaranteed plus his injury concerns makes this situation complicated.