Baltimore Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta said the team was unable to reach a contract extension with quarterback Lamar Jackson.
The Ravens released a statement, where DeCosta said, “We will continue to work towards a long-term contract after the season.”
Jackson is set to earn a base salary of a little over $23 million for 2022 after the team exercised that option for this season.
However, it’s the final year of his rookie contract before he becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2023.
The 25-year-old’s camp reportedly wanted a deal done by today, but ultimately it was unable to be reached by both sides.
It’s an interesting move from Baltimore where Jackson has been the main man for his first four career seasons, but now with negotiations at a stand still, tension and awkwardness could surround the organization.
Jackson will have to perform well this season, as it seems like the organization isn’t sold on his overall abilities just yet.
The quote from DeCosta is seen below: