Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has said he is backing Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson to secure a lucrative contract.
The quarterback market has only grown year on year. Earlier this offseason, quarterbacks like Daniel Jones, Geno Smith and Derek Carr all received contracts worth over $100 million with their respective teams.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, who had not received a new contract, was instead placed with the non-exclusive franchise tag. With this, Jackson had the opportunity to negotiate an offer sheet with interested teams. But neither team has approached Jackson to do so.
Last week, the quarterback market exploded, as the Philadelphia Eagles signed Jalen Hurts to a five-year, $255 million contract extension. Hurts is now the highest paid player in NFL history. Now, quarterbacks looking for a new deal will be looking to beat Hurts’ contract.
During his appearance on “The Adam Schefter Podcast,” Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was asked if he pays attention to a quarterback like Jackson and what he’s up against when it comes to the game. obtaining a new contract. Prescott said he wanted Jackson to be paid and to be Hurts’ best contract.
Dak Prescott wants Lamar Jackson paid
“I support everyone, and I support these guys who get their money and do it. Let’s hope he’s next, and he gets past Jalen, and that’s how it goes. It will happen for him,” Prescott said, h/t The Comeback.
Last September, an ESPN report said Jackson had turned down a five-year, $250 million contract with the Ravens where $200 million would be guaranteed in total, with $133 million guaranteed at signing.
However, as national NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport pointed out during an appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show,” $175 million would have been guaranteed due to injury and that the $200 million would have been guaranteed for “skill, injury and cap in March 2026.”
On March 27 at the league’s annual meetings, Jackson tweeted that he had requested a trade from the Ravens on March 2saying “the Ravens weren’t interested in meeting my value.”
Things only got more interesting recently, as the Ravens signed former New York Giants, Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to a one-year, $15 million deal. of dollars. It was later reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport that Jackson was “openly recruiting” Beckham to join him in Baltimore. This update has seemingly confirmed that Beckham will ask Jackson to throw football at him in 2023.
Jackson would not show up for Baltimore’s voluntary offseason practices, as he did not sign his non-exclusive franchise tag, by NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero.
As for Prescott, his four-year, $160 million contract signed in 2021 will expire after the 2024 season, so he will be in line for a new contract in the very near future.
With more than four months into the 2023 season, the NFL world will be waiting to see if Jackson and the Ravens will reach an agreement on a new contract. Whatever happens, Jackson has Prescott in his corner.
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