The big bucks continue to pour into the NFL, now that it’s the undisputed king among major sporting leagues in the United States.
Its audience reach within the country is second to none and that’s why television networks can command millions of dollars for advertising spots during the Super Bowl.
Likewise, player salaries are going through the roof with Patrick Mahomes‘ ten-year, $450 million dollar deal being the ceiling.
But at some point, even that figure might look cheap, especially with how contract negotiations with some quarterbacks will unfold.
The Green Bay Packers are set to make reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers the highest-paid player if he returns to the team.
Then there’s the situation with Kyler Murray that he and his agent, Erik Burkhardt, made public.
Based on the statement they released, they are putting pressure on the Arizona Cardinals to give him a long-term deal after his third NFL season.
But while Murray’s situation became a national matter, the one for Lamar Jackson barely made a ripple as NFL insider Michael Silver pointed out.
Lamar won an MVP and hasn't made a statement… for that matter, he doesn't even have an agent https://t.co/Bp0xGVsIjV
— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) February 28, 2022
Silver said, “Lamar won an MVP and hasn’t made a statement…for that matter, he doesn’t even have an agent.”
Yes, Jackson will be negotiating for himself when the time comes.
As of now, the Baltimore Ravens exercised their fifth-year option on him worth $23,016,000.
No Need To Publicize That You’re Good
Jackson knows what he’s worth and he’s been keeping an eye on the new deals of both Mahomes and Allen.
Based on his performance and past individual accolades, he can command an annual salary close to what those two players are set to get.
Meanwhile, Murray had to make noise just to be noticed.
The public statement he put out could have been relayed to the Cardinals via private messaging.
Now, Murray placed a target on his back that even his teammates might attack.