NFL Rumors: Ravens GM Comments on Lamar Jackson's Future in Baltimore

The Baltimore Ravens have made one thing clear, they will work with quarterback Lamar Jackson on his own terms when it comes to negotiating a contract extension. The double-threat and 2019 NFL MVP is playing under a fifth-year option, paying him $23.02 million this season. 

A contract extension is certainly the end goal here for both sides but management is keeping an open mind when it comes to working with Jackson on his future. Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta had this to say to the media on Friday:

This is an unusual negotiation because I’ve been dealing with the player and I would never divulge a conversion with a player. What can I say is that Lamar and I have had five or six conversations over the last year in regards to his contract. I think at this point we are working at Lamar’s pace. He’s comfortable where we are right now. I think he feels he has a lot of unfinished business. He wants to win the division. He wants to win the Super Bowl. I think he and I share that same vision. I know Lamar knows he can come up to see me at any point. He can call me at any point.

Injuries killed the Ravens chances of making noise in 2021 and look for them to hit the reset button next season. They are expected to also bring back wide receiver Marquise Brown, who is one of Jackson's favorite targets. 

Baltimore should be considered as a team to watch bounce back in 2022 as they will welcome back running backs J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards, along with left tackle Ronnie Stanley and cornerback Marcus Peters. As for Jackson, expect him to get paid in the very near future and take the Ravens back to the playoffs next season.

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