Lamar Jackson Gaining Interest From New Team

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BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - DECEMBER 04: Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens watches the game against the Denver Broncos at M&T Bank Stadium on December 04, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
There might be a team out there bold enough to offer sheet Lamar Jackson.

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.

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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.