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Lamar Jackson’s Contract Update

Written by Tony Ghaul

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson could get the franchise tag with the team this offseason, Ian Rapoport speculated on the Pat McAfee Show on Tuesday.

“Lamar Jackson is going to be tagged,” Rapoport confidently stated. “I don’t firmly know if [it will be exclusive or non-exclusive], but my sense is it will be the exclusive. If they give him the non-exclusive tag, then someone can sign Lamar Jackson to an offer sheet and get him with the price of two first-rounders.”

Jackson is coming an injury plagued season. He missed the final five games of the regular season as well as Baltimore’s 24-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC wild card round with a knee injury.

Lamar Jackson went 8-4 as the Ravens starting QB this season, passing for 2,242 yards and 17 touchdowns while rushing for 764 yards and three scores on the ground. He threw just three interceptions.

Jackson reportedly turned down a six-year deal from the Ravens that would have paid him $133 million guaranteed.

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson. Photo courtsey of USA Today Sports

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