The former Louisville standout has ten passing touchdowns and two rushing scores after Week 3.
His 12 touchdowns give him more scores than all but one NFL team after three weeks of action.
The 2019 league MVP has also completed 63.6 percent of his passes for 749 yards.
He also has 243 yards on 26 carries, putting him on pace for another 1,000-yard season on the ground.
Aside from the potential of getting another individual award, he is having a hot start to prove that he is worth every penny the Ravens should have paid him.
Apparently, fellow quarterback Josh Allen agrees that Jackson should have gotten the largest payday in league history.
Lamar Jackson was told that Josh Allen said Jackson should be the NFL’s highest-paid player.
Jackson chuckled and said he didn’t know how to answer that.
“I appreciate him saying that,” Jackson said with a smile.
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) September 28, 2022
ESPN’s Jamison Hensley tweeted, “Lamar Jackson was told that Josh Allen said Jackson should be the NFL’s highest-paid player. Jackson chuckled and said he didn’t know how to answer that. ‘I appreciate him saying that,’ Jackson said with a smile.”
If Allen’s words became real, Jackson should have a higher annual average value than Aaron Rodgers‘ $50 million.
Jackson And The Ravens Couldn’t Reach A Deal
The contract extension negotiations with Jackson were the highlight of the Ravens’ offseason.
Initially, the Ravens offered a contract that has more guaranteed money than what Kyler Murray got from the Arizona Cardinals.
However, Jackson wanted a fully-guaranteed deal like what Deshaun Watson signed with the Cleveland Browns.
The two sides couldn’t agree to terms, and the negotiations went nowhere.
For now, Jackson is playing under the Ravens’ fifth-year option, giving him a fully guaranteed $23 million.
He could also be playing with a vengeance this season after his season-ending ankle injury last year.
That injury eventually eliminated Baltimore from the playoffs for the first time since Jackson became their starter.
The Ravens can win their third game in four matches if they can defeat the Bills this Sunday.