Lamar Jackson is easily one of the best quarterbacks in the entire NFL. However, he is being subjected to a truly bizarre situation with the Baltimore Ravens. Simply put, they do not want to pay him his market worth. Instead, they have made the claim that he wants fully-guaranteed money. Moreover, they have hit him with the non-exclusive franchise tag, which sets his worth at $32 million. This is truly insulting when you realize that Daniel Jones is currently making $40 million.
Overall, it is a bad situation that has many wondering what the Ravens are thinking. Furthermore, it has been made even weirder as there isn't a single team who has hit Jackson with an offer sheet. Teams seem too timid to do so, and it has led to various accusations of collusion. It is a pretty bad look for the league, and it is an especially unfortunate situation for Jackson, who is likely feeling underappreciated right now. However, there could be one team out there bold enough to make an offer. That team just so happens to be the Indianapolis Colts.
Lamar Jackson Elsewhere?
The Colts are desperate at this point for a sustainable quarterback situation. Jackson would be able to provide that, and it seems like owner Jim Irsay is ready to pay a premium. According to ESPN's Stephen Holder, the Colts are absolutely considering their options. “If the 26-year-old former MVP leaves Baltimore, there are reasons to believe the Colts would be a good fit," Holder wrote. "Owner Jim Irsay is intent on solving a quarterback problem that's defined Indianapolis for the past five years, and he's proved willing to pay top dollar.”
Overall, this is bad news for the Ravens. They should just pay him what he's worth, however, they have ultimately fractured their relationship with the team's superstar. Even if they did offer him a fair contract, there is no guarantee that he would even want to accept it at this point. Be sure to let us know what you think of the situation, in the comments down below. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for more news and details from around the football world.