Ravens Make Huge Lamar Jackson Decision

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Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens drops back to pass against the Denver Broncos at M&T Bank Stadium on December 04, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Lamar Jackson and the Ravens remain at odds.

Lamar Jackson is one of the best quarterbacks in the entire NFL. Overall, he has been extremely fun to watch over these past few years. He is a dual threat who can run the ball while also slinging through the air. However, injuries derailed his last two seasons when he was seemingly on track to become MVP of the league. Unfortunately, the Baltimore Ravens have been using these injuries against him. This is because, since last year, Jackson has been trying to secure a long-term deal with fully guaranteed money.

In the eyes of the Ravens, Jackson is not worth a fully guaranteed deal. Although, they do believe he should be paid like the best quarterback in the league. Regardless, this discrepancy has created a huge rift between Jackson and the front office. Today, the Ravens needed to reach a deal with Jackson, otherwise, their only option would be to franchise tag him. Ultimately, that is exactly what they did, although they used the non-exclusive tag. General Managers Eric DeCosta subsequently issued a statement claiming that they are committed to finding a solution with Lamar.

Lamar Jackson Franchise Tag

"Having not yet reached a long-term deal with Lamar Jackson, we will use the franchise tag," DeCosta wrote. "There have been many instances across the league and in Baltimore when a player has been designated with the franchise tag and signed a long-term deal that same year. We will continue to negotiate in good faith with Lamar, and we are hopeful that we can strike a long-term deal that is fair to both Lamar and the Ravens. Our ultimate goal is to build a championship team with Lamar Jackson leading the way for many years to come."

Now, Jackson can negotiate deals with other teams. From there, if Jackson signs an offer sheet, the Ravens can either match the deal or give Jackson up for two first-round picks. At this point, it seems like keeping Jackson is the best option, but you truly never know. Let us know what you think is going to happen, in the comments below. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for more news from around the NFL.

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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.