Lamar Jackson reacts to Adam Schefter’s $200M Ravens offer report
Lamar Jackson remains his own attorney.
Jackson was hit with the non-exclusive franchise tag by the Ravens last week, with Schefter ripping up the contract offer the Ravens made the quarterback in September in an attempt to close out free agency.
On Monday’s podcastSchefter said the Ravens offered a contract that included $133 million guaranteed at signing, a total of $175 million guaranteed in the event of injury and an additional $25 million in “springing guarantees” if Jackson Would have been on the roster five days after the start. 2026 league year.
Schefter combined them all for $200 million in “total guarantees” and that was the headline Used by Baltimore BeatdownSB Nation Ravens blog, to which Jackson responded on Twitter.
Jackson responded first with a GIF of a confused man, and then with an eyebrow emoji along with “133/3 years fully guaranteed” and “But I need an agent?” With laughing and face palm emojis.
Jackson famously avoided being a traditional agent, choosing instead to negotiate with his mother serving as counsel.
The discrepancy in the first part of Jackson’s tweet appears to be about the Baltimore beatdown headline and different uses of the word “guarantee.”
Last offseason, Deshaun Watson signed a five-year contract with the Browns that included $230 million in fully guaranteed money.
Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, realizing the problem at home, balked at the deal.
“I don’t know that he should have been the first person to get a fully guaranteed contract,” Biscotti said, indirectly referring to the two allegations that Watson has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than two dozen massage therapists. C, whose suspension is pending, when he was already out of football for a year.
Jackson’s “fully guaranteed” money adds up to $133 million over three years, less per year and less total year than Watson received from the Browns last year.
The Ravens will argue that Watson’s contract is an anvil on the Browns’ neck after Watson looked like a shell of his former self when he returned from a 10-game NFL suspension last season.
The Cardinals and Broncos are also underwater on the blockbuster contracts signed by Kyler Murray and Russell Wilson last offseason.
Thus, the current deadlock, where Jackson is a free agent, but any team that gives him an offer sheet, would also have to add two first-round picks if Baltimore doesn’t match.