The Baltimore Ravens mustn’t commerce famous person quarterback Lamar Jackson. He’s proving now as a lot as ever that he’s the center and soul of that Baltimore Ravens staff, however with one eye on the long run, would Lamar play on the franchise tag in 2023? I’m unsure, and no one else actually is aware of that, both.

What we do know is that, in keeping with ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Jackson has already turned down an extension supply from the Ravens value $290 million in complete cash and $133 million assured at signing. Would the Ravens draw a line within the sand with their most beneficial participant? Is there a line they’d not cross financially that may trigger them to half methods with Jackson and reload on the quarterback place?

Once more, it’s extra probably than anything that the Ravens and Jackson are capable of determine one thing out and get a deal performed. However as of proper now, that is still a serious query mark and Jackson might very properly use the leverage of leaking potential future locations as a solution to get the Ravens to decide to his contractual calls for. We now have seen that from various star quarterbacks within the final couple of years.

Let’s simply make a journey down hypothetical lane right here and have a look at the 5 greatest choices for the long run if the Ravens and Lamar Jackson can’t come to a deal, and so they resolve as an alternative to pursue a blockbuster commerce (in no specific order)

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Lamar Jackson commerce vacation spot no. 1: Indianapolis Colts


Indianapolis Colts

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One staff that may’t — or shouldn’t — be counted out of a possible blockbuster commerce is the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts have proven a willingness beneath normal supervisor Chris Ballard to be very aggressive on the subject of making adjustments to the roster, particularly regarding the quarterback place.

Within the final three years, the Colts have:

  • Spent huge free agent cash on Philip Rivers
  • Traded for Carson Wentz
  • Traded for Matt Ryan

Do we actually assume that if there’s the potential of buying Lamar Jackson that Ballard gained’t be throughout it? I’m certain he’d a minimum of attempt to make an enormous supply to get Jackson to Indianapolis, which might be sensible even only one 12 months into the Matt Ryan experiment. The Colts are at the moment 0-2, which traditionally has been horrendous information for groups and their playoff possibilities.

If Ryan can’t get the Colts to the playoffs, there’s little question that this staff would attempt to make some sort of change on the place if a chance to get a star introduced itself.