Commanders GM Officially Confirms Club's Disinterest In Lamar Jackson

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson continues to remain available for NFL teams to negotiate and potentially sign an offer sheet with, and a rumored team that was on the list as a viable suitor have come out publicly to deny their interest in the former MVP signal-caller. 

The rumored team being the Washington Commanders. 

During the NFL's media availability in Arizona on Monday, reporters spoke with Commanders general manager Martin Mayhew and asked him specifically about the club's interest in potentially trading for Jackson in which Mayhew firmly denied interest in his services, per JP Finlay of NBCS Washington

Mayhew did not get into specifics has to why the team would not pursue Jackson. However, he stated that their are many of gifted players in the NFL that could help the Commanders, but they do not look into them all for various reasons. This included a caliber of player like Lamar Jackson.

"There are a ton of talented players that could help us that we don't end up talking to for various reasons, and Lamar falls into that category," Mayhew said. 

Mayhew's statement was quickly refuted by a reporter as to why Mayhew believed Jackson fit into "that category" in which he replied, "there are a number of reasons why... I don't want to get into specifics about him, I don't want to sound critical of anyone, he is a very talented guy." 

The Commanders are now seemingly clear that they are moving forward with quarterback's Sam Howell and Jacoby Brissett next season. However, nothing is ever certain in the NFL, especially when a talent of Lamar Jackson's tier is available. 

These comments by Mayhew also came in the aftermath of Jackson's comments earlier on Monday via his personal Twitter account, which he officially revealed his trade request from the Baltimore Ravens as of March 2nd, 2023. 

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