Lamar Jackson’s contract dispute with the Baltimore Ravens has been one of the most discussed stories of the 2023 NFL offseason.
Due to the two parties being unable to agree to a contract extension, Jackson was franchise-tagged by the Ravens.
He was franchise-tagged in early March.
Recently, Jackson has come out and declared that he requested a trade from the Ravens before the franchise tag was placed on him.
Jackson has also recently commented about his playing status last season, as many have doubted the legitimacy of his injuries.
“How come all of a sudden I sit out because of money in which I could’ve gotten hurt at any time within that time frame,” he recently said.
Lamar Jackson pushed back against those who suggested he sat out Baltimore's playoff loss because he didn't have a long-term deal with the Ravens. pic.twitter.com/fVI9IoDLgx
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 29, 2023
He then doubled down on his commitment to the Ravens, saying “the Super Bowl been on my mind since April 2018.”
Many fans have responded to Jackson’s latest comments, pledging their full support for him.
Pay the man! There is no player more fun to watch than @Lj_era8
— TrappedMouse (@SiyasiChaos) March 29, 2023
April of 2018 was when Jackson was drafted by the Ravens, and he won the league MVP one year later, after his performance during the 2019 season.
One fan has likened this situation to that of Allen Iverson of the NBA, and the turmoil that he went through.
Lamar is the NFL version of Allen Iverson. Put respect on that dudes game!
— Grin53 (@Grin53Grin531) March 29, 2023
While the Ravens made the playoffs last season, they were eliminated during Wild Card Weekend.
Many have continued to criticize Jackson for not playing in that game, even though he wasn’t medically cleared to do so.
He didn’t go to the game. Be a leader regardless of the situation. He deserves to get paid, but it was a bad look.
— Philip Todaro (@ptodaro7984) March 29, 2023
There are some fans that are frustrated with his antics, especially since he didn’t show up to the Ravens’ playoff game.
He didn’t even show up to the game to support his team for the wild card game. Had he been there this narrative wouldn’t be happening.
— Duncan (@sduncan5150) March 29, 2023
Due to Jackson’s most recent comments, it appears that he is fed up with this whole situation, and is ready to move forward.NEXT: Fans React To What Deion Sanders Said To Lamar Jackson