Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is now the highest-paid player in the NFL
After months of negotiations, quarterback Lamar Jackson has agreed to a contract extension with the Baltimore Ravens until the end of the 2027 season. This deal solidifies Jackson as the highest-paid player in the National Football League (NFL), according to US media.
The Ravens confirm Jackson’s contract extension just before the NFL Draft
The announcement came just hours before the start of the 2021 NFL Draft. The Ravens confirmed that they had reached an agreement with Jackson after a long and tense negotiation. The franchise sent a Tweet stating, “We have agreed in principle to a 5-year contract extension with Lamar Jackson.” The Tweet was also accompanied by a video of the quarterback.
Jackson’s contract exceeds the previous record set by Jalen Hurts
According to the NFL Network, Lamar Jackson’s new contract is worth $260 million for the next five seasons. This surpasses the $255 million deal that Jalen Hurts recently signed with the Philadelphia Eagles. Jackson’s new contract is a testament to his exceptional performance on the field. He won the 2019 season MVP award and has already set several impressive records in his career.
Jackson pushes for transfer in March
Back in March, Lamar Jackson put pressure on the Ravens by demanding a transfer to another franchise. However, the negotiations ended with an agreement that would make him the highest-paid player in the NFL. Jackson has become a star in the league and his performance on the field has earned him this massive contract extension.
Jackson’s accomplishments on the field set him apart from other quarterbacks
Lamar Jackson is only 26 years old, but he has already made an impact on the NFL. He was the first player in the league to register 5,000 passing and 2,500 rushing yards in his first three career seasons. His performance on the field has been exceptional and has set him apart from other quarterbacks in the league. With this new contract extension, the sky’s the limit for Lamar Jackson and his future with the Baltimore Ravens.