Ravens GM Eric DeCosta ‘We’ll work on his urgency’

INDIANAPOLIS One of the most dynamic players in the NFL, regardless of position, Baltimore Ravens star quarterback Lamar Jackson is finally in line for a blockbuster contract extension as one of the highest paid passers. of the league. This time is not necessarily the time, but it is approaching. And the Ravens and Jackson should finally close a huge deal. General Manager Eric DeCosta spoke about Jackson’s contract at the Combined NFL 2022.

Will the Ravens offer Lamar Jackson a contract extension?

Jackson does not have an agent and relies on advisers as well as his mother to consult with them, and he has a good relationship with Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta. DeCosta expressed optimism that something will materialize at some point.

Maybe Jackson will command the kind of huge salary that Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes ($45 million per year) and Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen ($43 million per year) have already won.

“I hope so, at some point we will,” DeCosta said when asked about his hopes of getting a deal with Jackson this offseason. “I think we discussed it at length. I said before, we’ll be working at Lamar’s ER. He and I have had ongoing discussions, we also spoke very recently.

“He knows how to find me. I know how to find it. I was very happy to see him training on the west coast recently with our guys. That’s exciting.”

Jackson’s career so far

Jackson, 25, a former first-round pick from Louisville, is four years away from his $9.471 million contract. The Ravens picked up Jackson’s fully guaranteed, $23 million fifth-year option for 2022.

He had 2,882 yards, 16 touchdowns and 13 interceptions last season as his injuries and those of the entire team impacted his production. He also rushed for 767 yards and 2 touchdowns.

The Ravens know what Jackson is capable of: electrifying performances. They are ready to bet on this future.

“I think that will help us be the best team we can be,” DeCosta said. “He’s a guy when you think of the Ravens in three, four, five years, we envision him as a very, very big part of our team and definitely a player who can win the Super Bowl.”

DeCosta said the team is ready to negotiate whenever Jackson is ready to come to the table.

“I think it takes both parties to actively consult and come to an agreement,” DeCosta explained. “We are ready to be there for Lamar at all times. When he decides he really wants to work on it, we will be.

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