Lamar Jackson denies that Ravens offered deal with $200 million in guaranteed money
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Lamar Jackson is calling out the Baltimore Ravens as he claims it's not true that he was offered a deal with $200 million in guaranteed money. On Tuesday, it was reported that the Ravens gave Jackson a deal in September that included $200 million in guaranteed money.
Jackson responded to the report on Twitter, suggesting that it definitely was not true.
Also, Jackson said in his tweet that the Ravens never offered more than $133 million in guaranteed money.
https://t.co/AKf0w3WUXS pic.twitter.com/NigoviFOY6 — Lamar Jackson (@Lj_era8) March 14, 2023
"133/3years fully guaranteed, but I need an agent?" Jackson tweeted.
133/3years fully guaranteedð but I need a agent? ð¤£ð¤¦ð¾âï¸ — Lamar Jackson (@Lj_era8) March 14, 2023
Jackson claims he was never offered more than $133 million guaranteed
This is not the first time that Jackson or his people have said that the Ravens never offered more than $133 million in guaranteed money.
In late February, ESPN's sports analyst Stephen A. Smith revealed the details from his conversation with Jackson's camp. "I was connected to Lamar Jackson's camp yesterday, and I was absolutely and emphatically assured Lamar Jackson has never asked for a fully-guaranteed deal.
Now, I don't want to sit up there and dispute or refute what other NFL insiders, for this network and beyond, are saying. I don't cover the NFL like that, they do. But I just want to make sure that I'm clear about I'm echoing what Lamar Jackson's camp said, because they reached out to me personally yesterday.
A) They have never asked for a fully guaranteed contract. B) The number that the Baltimore Ravens stopped at was $133 million guaranteed," Smith said on ESPN's First Take in late February. On First Take, Smith said the Ravens were lowballing Jackson with a deal that included just $133 million in guaranteed money.
"That is an insult, if true. There is no excuse to low-ball, that is a low-ball offer in today's market. Everybody and their grandmama knows it. Deshaun Watson is the outlier. We got that. The Ravens are under no obligation to meet that crazy deal that the Cleveland Browns gave Deshaun Watson.
But don't tell me that what Kyler Murray got, Lamar Jackson doesn't deserve. Lamar Jackson deserves $200 million guaranteed," Smith added.