Lamar Jackson will get extension done before training camp, says ex-Ravens player


The Baltimore Ravens completed mandatory minicamp with Lamar Jackson in attendance for each practice last week. But his presence at the team's facility didn't quell any questions about his future with the franchise. The former MVP quarterback -- who's entering the final year of his rookie contract -- has yet to finalize a lucrative extension with Baltimore. And their negotiations couldn't be more unconventional, since Jackson isn't represented by an agent.

Jackson hasn't appreciated fans and analysts doubting his commitment to the team. Back in March, he tweeted that rumors of him wanting to part ways with Baltimore are false narratives, and last week, he told reporters that he expects to play the remainder of his career with the Ravens. Jackson's market value is listed at $220 million across five years, according to Spotrac, and with an AAV of $44 million, this deal would make him the NFL's fourth-highest paid player.

"I don't know if we get to Day 1 of training camp with his extension done. But, knowing Mr. Bisciotti the way that I do, the deal will get done," former Ravens linebacker Brad Jackson explained to The DA Show on Friday. "And I don't see it not getting done. It's just a matter of how much money will be guaranteed... Lamar being a former MVP, we know that he's worked hard. His passing in the pocket hasn't been what anybody wants it to be... But, Lamar is obviously the franchise quarterback here. The Ravens see it that way.

"They're going to get a deal done -- it's just a matter of how it gets structured. Personally, I think they'll get the deal done before training camp. They want to go into a smooth camp, they've got people healthy for John Harbaugh. We all know what happened last year with the rash of injuries. This team's only going to go as far as Lamar Jackson goes... And I fully expect Lamar to get this deal done. What that number is? Great question... Lamar just wants to win. He just wants to win... There's no question a deal will get done."

The entire conversation between Jackson and The DA Show can be accessed in the audio player above.

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