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“Going to Hurt but I’ll Do It”: Heartbroken Fans Put On Manager Hats to Solve Lamar Jackson’s $230 Million Plus Problem

Published 03/07/2023, 8:16 AM EST

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USA Today via Reuters

The Baltimore Ravens are still struggling with the problem of Lamar Jackson contact. Jackson and the franchise are negotiating since the last offseason. But no end seems to be in sight for the saga. Thus, the heartbroken fans have donned the general manager’s hat and are trying to solve the QB’s $230 million plus problem.

Jackson is out of contract and the Ravens have a little time to decide on the franchise tag. But the fans have just one question, is everything worth it?

Heartbroken fans try to solve the Lamar Jackson problem


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The Ravens and Lamar Jackson are still in negotiations regarding a new deal. But according to NFL insider Tom Pelissero, everything indicates towards a franchise tag decision. And the Ravens don’t have much time left to mull over it either.

The news has certainly broken the hearts of many fans in the NFL fraternity. And the fans started to look for ways to solve the problem that the franchise is grappling with for over a year now. Here are some fan reactions.


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This fan wants the Ravens to pay Jackson as he deserves it.

But this fan thinks no team will give him what he wants.

Another fan donned the manager’s hat to solve the problem.

This fan is asking if Jackson will be okay to play with the tag.

Another fan wants the Ravens to let the QB go.

This fan thinks they know what the Ravens are up to in the Jackson situation.

Another fan says either the Ravens should pay the QB or just let him go.

Jackson, who played the 2022 season on the fifth-year option of his rookie contract, wants something in the region of $230 million for an extension. The amount of money is not a problem for the Ravens, it is the QB’s demand for guaranteed money that has put a damper.


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The logic of both sides

Both sides seem to be adamant about what they see as the future course of action. Jackson wants to sign an extension but won’t do it without the guaranteed money. He probably thinks that he deserves it as Deshaun Watson got a similar contract from division rivals Cleveland Browns. And the Ravens QB has certainly played better than him since coming into the NFL.

But many think that giving a fully guaranteed contract might be counterproductive for the franchise. Jackson hasn’t completed the last two seasons and is marred with injuries. While the Ravens want to keep their QB1, but not on such a risky contract.


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Who will blink first in the contest? The Ravens certainly don’t have much time and have to make a decision soon. Will the QB return to the Ravens next season?

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Shivam Pratap Singh

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Shivam Pratap Singh originally hails from Punjab, India. After completing his Master's degree from Jamia Millia Islamia, he joined the world of media with a stint at Opoyi. While he was there, he started to follow the NFL.

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