Lamar Jackson told reporters that the deadline for him and the organisation to reach a contract extension agreement is Friday as contract extension talks continue.
Jackson responded, “I have no clue, when asked if he thinks like he is any closer to a contract than he was before. You need to ask the person I’m speaking to.
Jackson is one of the few NFL players who represents himself during talks without the assistance of an agent, making this storyline all the more important because he is speaking with team management.
Being one of the NFL’s most gifted quarterbacks, the fact that he and the organisation have not reached an agreement has become an issue.
Where the two sides disagree during negotiations is unclear, although it might have something to do with the deal’s financial guarantees.
Jackson may have higher expectations after the Browns notoriously awarded Deshaun Watson a fully guaranteed five-year, $230 million contract this offseason.
The 25-year-old superstar is entering the final season of his current contract, and if he and Baltimore can’t come to terms by March, the team will have to use the franchise tag on him or he’ll be able to sign with any team as an unrestricted free agency.
Jackson’s salary under the exclusive tag would be $45 million. In 2022, he is anticipated to earn $23.016 million.