Lamar Jackson finally came to terms with the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday and agreed to a new contract that will make him a very wealthy man.
He received a contract that will pay him $260 million over five years, with $185 million of guaranteed money included.
Oftentimes, the national media or a player’s agent will break such news, but Jackson decided to do so himself.
We’ve agreed in principle on a 5-year contract extension with QB @Lj_era8‼️
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) April 27, 2023
One of the oddities of the many months of negotiations between Jackson and the Ravens was the fact that Jackson, unlike most pro athletes, did not have an agent and instead represented himself.
He is certainly one of the NFL’s star quarterbacks, but there was virtually no interest around the league in him outside of Baltimore.
One reason why is the fact that he has missed five games apiece in both of the last two seasons and that dual-threat QBs such as him always have a higher risk of injury.
Jackson won the regular-season MVP in 2019, which was just his second season and his first as a full-time starter, and that year he led the league with 36 touchdown passes while taking the Ravens to a league-best 14-2 record.
They now know they will have their franchise QB remain in town for a while, and now they have to give him more weapons to work with on offense.
Three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is now a member of the team, but it is unclear what can be realistically expected from him given he is coming off two torn ACLs.NEXT: NFL Insider Reveals The Details Of Lamar Jackson's New Deal