The Baltimore Ravens and Lamar Jackson have put an end to their long-drawn-out drama with the quarterback agreeing to a five-year contract. The deal, reportedly worth $260 million in total and $185 million guaranteed, makes Jackson the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL.
The announcement comes just hours before the start of the NFL draft and ends months of uncertainty over Jackson’s future with the Baltimore Ravens. Jackson’s relationship with the team became strained as his rookie contract neared its end.
After being given the franchise tag. There was speculation that he might be traded, and the lack of offers during free agency added to the drama. However, the signing of free agent receiver Odell Beckham Jr. gave fans hope that Lamar Jackson might stay in Baltimore. Jackson, who won a Heisman Trophy at the University of Louisville. He has been an electrifying player in the NFL, becoming the best running quarterback the league has seen.
His averages of 63.4 rushing yards per game is more than 20 yards per game more than the previous record holder, Michael Vick. The quarterback’s second season saw him unanimously named MVP. But his third season was marred by injury, which kept him out for the remainder of the season.
His absence led to speculation about his upcoming free agency, which he denied, saying his knee was unstable. The conclusion of Jackson’s contract negotiations brings an end to a tumultuous offseason for both the player and the Ravens.
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