Lamar Jackson will at some point get a long-term deal with the Ravens. But until the contract is signed, sealed and delivered, quarterback General Manager Eric DeCosta and head coach John Harbaugh will receive questions about the extension.
So when will the Ravens sign a deal with Jackson?
Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the Ravens consider Jackson’s expansion “priority # 1 and aim to get it done before training camp before moving on to more other business orders.”
Harbaugh called an extension for Jackson a “done deal,” meaning the sides will agree at some point in the near future, insisting that ongoing talks will not affect the former NFL MVP.
“Look what he has done. He gets paid. He knows that, ”Harbaugh said. The question becomes: What will he do? What will be his legacy as a quarterback? That’s what he’s focusing on. That’s what’s so good about him. The second thing is a finished deal. ”
Jackson, 24, continues to draw on questions about his contract. Jackson is scheduled to earn $ 1.771 million in base salary this season and $ 23.106 million under the fifth-year option in 2022.
A new deal will make Jackson one of the highest paid players in the NFL.
“I do not want to lie to you. I’m not really focused on that right now, ”Jackson said when asked if he preferred an appointment before training camp. “I’m focused on getting a Super Bowl. I’m focused on getting better. I’m focused on working with my teammates right now. ”