Lamar Jackson responds to rumor Baltimore Ravens offered him $250m

Lamar Jackson has publicly denied rumors that Baltimore Ravens offered him $250 million in their contract talks … and has fans furious after liking a picture of him in the Dolphins jersey

  • Lamar Jackson is entering the fifth and final year of his rookie contract
  • A Fox Sports report previously claimed Baltimore offered him over $230 million
  • Jackson has stated that he will not be negotiating his contract during the regular season
  • Ravens fans went mad after Jackson liked a picture of him in a Dolphins jersey

Lamar Jackson hasn’t said much about his ongoing contract talks with the Baltimore Ravens, but he did finally say something worth noting in relation to a recent report.

A fan on Twitter mentioned the deal Baltimore Jackson allegedly offered, which Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer said was worth more than the $230 million the Arizona Cardinals signed Kyler Murray for.

Jackson simply responded to the tweet by saying, “No, they didn’t.”

Lamar Jackson replied to a fan that the Baltimore Ravens never offered him $250 million

Lamar Jackson replied to a fan that the Baltimore Ravens never offered him $250 million

Jackson was interviewed by Nickelodeon's George Johnston at halftime of the Ravens' final preseason game

Jackson was interviewed by Nickelodeon’s George Johnston at halftime of the Ravens’ final preseason game

Jackson’s ongoing contract negotiations have been a hot topic among NFL fans and members of the media. Both have spent months debating not only how much money the former MVP is worth, but whether he should hold out until he gets a deal to avoid injury.

Earlier in the preseason, Jackson told reporters the sides had until before the season to come to an agreement or negotiations would be put on hold.

If an agreement cannot be reached by then, Jackson – who has no agent – will play this season in the final year of his current contract, a fifth-year option worth more than $23 million.

Jackson's mobile playstyle has been one of the big topics of discussion when it comes to his potential new contract

Jackson’s mobile playstyle has been one of the big topics of discussion when it comes to his potential new contract

Jackson has electrified the NFL for the past four years, displaying incredible athleticism for every athlete. Let alone a quarterback.

Jackson has electrified the NFL for the past four years, displaying incredible athleticism for every athlete. Let alone a quarterback.

During his four years in the NFL, Jackson was not only one of the NFL’s most electrifying players, but also one of its most productive. He has recorded 9,967 passing yards, 84 passing touchdowns, 3,673 rushing yards and 21 rushing touchdowns, a 37-12 record as a starter en route.

Jackson has done all of this while tossing what has often been described as a sub-par receiving core over the years.

The Ravens have also made the playoffs in three of Jackson’s four seasons, with the one breakaway coming when he missed the final leg of the season with an ankle injury. Baltimore’s final playoff run of 2020 even included Jackson’s first playoff win after beating Tennessee 20-13 in the wild card round.

At least one Ravens fan has applied on gofundme to raise money for Baltimore's retirement from Jackson

At least one Ravens fan has applied on gofundme to raise money for Baltimore’s retirement from Jackson

All of those accolades have led people in the league to believe that Jackson should have a salary in the same neighborhood as, if not more than, Deshaun Watson’s $46 million a year.

ESPN’s Robert Griffin III went as far as saying that Jackson would be the first $50 million quarterback in the NFL.

Ravens fans seem to agree with Griffin’s claims and may soon be hoping their star quarterback signs a deal worth $250 million or more.

Jackson sent some fans into an uproar after liking a picture of him in a Miami Dolphins jersey. A gofundme page entitled “Keep Lamar in Baltimore” was created just a few hours after the liked photo distribution became known.

The site’s bio simply states, “We need $250,000,000 to pay Lamar’s contract immediately.”

Jackson will swap jerseys with close friend Marquis'Hollywood' Brown after the preseason game. Brown was traded from Baltimore to Arizona this offseason.

Jackson will swap jerseys with close friend Marquis ‘Hollywood’ Brown after the preseason game. Brown was traded from Baltimore to Arizona this offseason.

As of now, it seems more likely that Jackson won’t have a new deal when the Raven’s start their season on September 11 with a trip to Metlife Stadium to play the New York Jets.

Unless Jackson resigns sometime before this offseason, the Ravens franchise would be all but guaranteed to tag him for at least a year.

If Jackson were tagged, it would give him an opportunity not only to play the 2023 season with a substantial raise, but also to ask for more money after seeing which other top quarterbacks get big deals first.

Jackson and tight end Isiah are likely to walk off the field together after the preseason game against Tennessee

Jackson and tight end Isiah are likely to walk off the field together after the preseason game against Tennessee

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