Extension For Lamar Jackson No. 1 Priority For Ravens Before Training Camp

According to Mike Garafolo, getting an extension done for QB Lamar Jackson is the Ravens’ No. 1 priority right now. 

Lamar Jackson

Garafolo adds Baltimore would like to have Jackson locked up by training camp. Ravens HC John Harbaugh called the extension a “done deal” on Wednesday in the sense that it’s just a matter of time until the two sides finalize things. 

Jackson represented himself as his agent coming out of the draft and hasn’t given any indications that has changed, meaning he’s negotiating directly with the team. He has said that he’s hoping to finish out his career in Baltimore. 

“I would love to be here forever,” Jackson said, via the Ravens account. “I love Baltimore. I love the whole organization. I love everybody in the building. But hopefully we’ll be making something happen pretty soon — or whenever.”

Jackson, 24, is a former first-round pick of the Ravens back in 2018. He’s entering the fourth year of his four-year, $9,471,652 contract that included a $5,968,472 signing bonus.

The Ravens picked up Jackson’s fifth-year option that will cost them $23 million fully guaranteed for the 2022 season, but won’t prevent them from working on an extension. 

In 2020, Jackson appeared in 15 games for the Ravens and completed 64.4 percent of his passes for 2,757 yards, 26 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He also rushed for 1,005 yards and seven touchdowns.

We’ll have more on contract talks for Jackson as the news is available. 

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