After months of forwards and backwards, the Ravens lastly paid their man, signing star quarterback Lamar Jackson to a reported five-year, $260 million contract extension. The deal makes the previous MVP the highest-paid participant in league history, eclipsing Jalen Hurts’ new take care of the Eagles. Josina Anderson is reporting that $185 million is assured. Solely Deshaun Watson’s $230-million take care of Cleveland had extra assured cash in league historical past.
Baltimore introduced the transfer on social media with a video of Jackson chatting with the group’s followers: “For the previous couple of months, there’s been a variety of ‘he say, she say’. A whole lot of nail-biting, a variety of head-scratching occurring. However for the following 5 years, it’s concerning the flock occurring. Let’s go child. Let’s go! Let’s go man, can’t wait to get there, can’t wait to be there. Can’t wait to gentle up M&T (Financial institution Stadium) for the following 5 years,” Jackson mentioned.
The extension brings to an finish one of many NFL’s biggest storylines of the offseason, with Jackson’s future in Baltimore extremely doubtful because of questionable strikes from the Ravens’ entrance workplace, plus Jackson himself announcing he requested a trade from the group. All wounds might be healed and clearly, cash can deliver folks collectively for a standard aim. Regardless of how slim it seemed at times, Jackson will solely play for Baltimore by way of at the very least the 2027 season.