The star quarterback is speaking out following a report about the amount of an alleged contract offer made to Lamar Jackson by the Baltimore Ravens.
With a series of tweets, Lamar Jackson has responded to a report by “ESPN” pundit Adam Schefter that the quarterback has reportedly turned down a high-dollar contract extension with the Baltimore Ravens.
According to the NFL insider, the team had made the quarterback an offer that would have guaranteed him 133 million dollars over three years.
The 26-year-old reacted on Twitter with a series of tweets.
Among other things, Jackson wrote telling: “133 / 3 years totally guaranteed but I need a consultant? “
Did Jackson turn down 133 million?
After that, the playmaker really got into it: “People throw sh** at the wall and hope it sticks.”
Ian Rapoport interpreted the tweets on the “NFL Network” to mean that Jackson had rejected a corresponding offer from the Ravens and was anything but satisfied with the amount of the offer.
As things stand, the quarterback will play the coming season under the franchise tag, as he has not yet been able to reach an agreement with Baltimore on an extension of his expiring contract.
The situation is also unusual because the former MVP is representing himself in the negotiations and is not having an adviser negotiate on his behalf.
However, as of 9 p.m. Wednesday, clubs can begin negotiations with Jackson because he has been given the non-exclusive franchise tag.