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Another of the pending offseason stories ends in a handshake between the two sides for five more years.
Owings Mills, MD — less than a month, the quarterback Lamar Jackson He left with the intention of leaving Baltimore To sign the biggest contract in history Crows.
Consider it another brilliant move by Lamar Jackson.
After 27 months of challenging negotiations, Lamar Jackson Reached a five-year deal with Crows Thursday, the team announced. A source said the deal was worth $260 million ESPN, making Jackson the highest-paid player in the league at $52 million per year. They include a 185 million guarantee.
“In the last few months, he’s said a lot, they’re saying it,” Jackson commented in a video posted by the Los Angeles Times. Crows in your account Twitter. “Lots of nail biting. Lots of head scratching.”
then, Jackson He held up a football with the Ravens logo and insisted, “But in the next five years, there will be a lot of ‘herds’.”
Lamar JacksonRepresenting himself in the negotiations, he received his contract 10 days later Jalan is hurting Signed a five-year, $255 million contract extension, including $180 guaranteed. It arrived hours before the draft was due to begin nflwhen Crows They could have taken a quarterback in the first round.
Last month, the Crows They placed the non-exclusive rights tag on Jackson, allowing him to be traded to other teams. Baltimore Right to match any offer. But neither team is publicly interested.
The parties appeared to be parting ways on March 27 when Lamar Jackson announced in front of the coach that he had requested a trade. John Harbaugh He spoke to reporters at the annual meeting of nfl. Jackson wrote Twitter that Crows “They weren’t interested in knowing my value” in contract negotiations.
now, Jackson His draft day promise is on track Crows. That was five years to the day ago Jackson He made this leak after being picked last in the first round: “They’re going to get a Super Bowl from me, believe it.”
Lamar Jackson It turned a franchise that had missed the playoffs for three straight seasons back into a winner. His career record of 46-16 (.738) is the fourth best of any starting quarterback in the game era. Super Bowl.
In 2019, his first full season as a starter, Jackson was the second unanimous choice for NBA MVP. nfl. Presided over nfl Set league records for most touchdown passes (36) and most rushing yards by a quarterback (1,206).
But performance Jackson He has been plagued by injuries and inconsistent play lately. Over the past two seasons, he has thrown 33 touchdown passes and 20 interceptions while missing a total of 11 games, including a 24-17 playoff loss. Cincinnati Bengals.
Despite several years of no progress in contract negotiations, managers of the Crows They repeatedly expressed hope that an agreement would be reached. Earlier this month, General Manager Th Crows, Eric DeCostaHe said: “He is the right player to take us to where we want to be.”
Now, the Crows They know that Lamar Jackson will be inside Baltimore For another five years.