With NFL free agency now in its second week, the market for Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson still doesn't appear to be heating up.
But, according to at least one report, Jackson is letting it be known that he's open for business and serious about reaching a deal.
Jackson's camp is telling teams that he is "ready to move on from the Ravens," Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported on Tuesday.
The nugget came as part of a larger report about some potentially interesting developments in Jackson's foray into restricted free agency.
According to Florio, Jackson, using a representative who is not an NFLPA-approved agent, has also been signaling that Jackson is not necessarily seeking a fully guaranteed contract, as has been widely reported for months dating back to his negotiations with the Ravens.
However, that doesn't necessarily mean that Jackson wouldn't want a lot of guaranteed money, per Florio:
As one source explained it, the person has said that Jackson does not want a fully-guaranteed contract. Some regard this as a possible exercise in semantics, with Jackson still wanting a very significant amount fully guaranteed — up to $200 million or more — with one more more non-guaranteed years on the back end.
Jackson, the 2019 NFL MVP, is permitted to negotiate with other teams after the Ravens used the nonexclusive franchise tag on him earlier this month.
Under the terms of the mechanism, the Ravens would have the opportunity to match any offer Jackson receives. If they chose not to, they would be awarded two first-round draft picks from the signing team.
Despite Jackson's impressive resume, there haven't been many reports indicating interest from prospective suitors. In fact, several teams seemed to be ruled out as potential landing spots soon after the Ravens tagged Jackson.
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