Lamar Jackson, one of the most explosive quarterbacks in the NFL, has announced that he has requested a trade from the Baltimore Ravens. He claims that the Ravens are not willing to pay him what he is worth and wants to find a team that will meet his value.
In a letter to his fans, Jackson stated that his decision was a business one that was best for his family and him. He emphasized that he loves the game of football and that his dream is to help a team win the Super Bowl.
Jackson is currently a free agent with the franchise tag placed on him, which means he is free to talk to other teams. If one of them offers him a contract and the Ravens choose not to match it, that team would send the Ravens its next two first-round draft picks, and Jackson would go to his new team.
However, it seems that no other teams are willing to meet the value that Jackson believes he’s worth either. It remains to be seen if he’ll find a suitor to his liking or will remain in Baltimore this coming season.
Jackson has been a key player for the Ravens, taking the team to the playoffs for three straight years, but so far, they have yet to make it to the Super Bowl. Jackson has thrown for over 7,000 yards and 68 touchdowns while rushing for over 3,000 yards and an additional 27 touchdowns.
The Ravens will have to evaluate their options and decide if they want to keep Jackson with a new contract, trade him for a high draft pick(s), or let him walk away in free agency. Jackson’s departure would leave a significant void in the Ravens’ offense, but the team may feel that they can replace him with another quarterback.
Regardless of what happens, Lamar Jackson’s announcement has sent shockwaves through the NFL and will be a story to watch over the coming weeks.