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2 minutes ago, Big Turk said:

 

Part of me wonders if LJ isn't getting pissed at the narrative that he can't play QB like other guys do and a special offense has to be built around him.  Maybe he wants to go somewhere else and try and prove that he can be effective in a normal offense. I don't think he will be because I think he is limited in what he can do as a QB due to lack of arm strength to push the ball outside the numbers on deeper throws, but I wouldn't be surprised if he really thinks he can and is irritated and wants to show everyone else that.

 

possibly.  but good luck elsewhere.  Seattle might have enough built up around him and has top WRs and a coach who likes to run.  That is the only landing spot I can see.  

 

And I wish all teams 17 years of QB games like we had.  👍  I have no sympathy for other teams, esp in AFC

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1 minute ago, Bruffalo said:

Jackson should leave. 

 

I completely think it's very dumb that he doesn't have an agent, but the Ravens are not putting him in a position to show that he can be more than a gimmick runner.  The Ravens WR core is arguably the worst in the league. 

I think the Ravens not investing in WR's or getting him to run speaks more to Jackson's skillset then the Ravens organization.  I am in no way a fan of the Ravens... but to say they do not have a top 5 organization from top to bottom would be 'very dumb'

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29 minutes ago, Boyst62 said:

If I'm him I go in to FA and look to head to Houston, Seattle, anywhere else.

Here's the thing -- the entire Ravens offensive identity is built around HIM; not players like him (because there are none), him. To move on from him as their franchise QB would mean a much more organizational and structural adjustment that will likely create a domino effect of changes within that organization for multiple years-- and they all know that.

 

But so does Lamar. To those, and there are many, saying he should get an agent, I don't understand this line of thinking -- the price for franchise QBs is only going in one direction, and arguably no QB (Russell being maybe the one exception) has more leverage because of my point in the first paragraph. He clearly understands that he has all the leverage -- why does he need an agent to manage that for him? I won't go so far as to call that notion racist, but you don't see that kind of criticism and scrutiny over most players, certainly not ones that are playing their hands as well as LJ, so why? Yes, he's making a gambling on himself and gambles don't always pay off -- he could certainly get hurt and miss out on guaranteed millions. But to pretend that he's somehow bungling this all up -- when he's the one most in control of his body and what happens to it (for reference, he's set records the last 2 years in NOT getting hit when running). Winning while disrupting the power structure is pretty rare, I think it's pretty cool what he's doing, frankly.

 

Lamar knows his worth -- both to the organization and throughout the league. The longer the Ravens kick the can down the road, the more they're going to end up screwing themselves on the backend. 

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18 minutes ago, Bruffalo said:

Jackson should leave. 

 

I completely think it's very dumb that he doesn't have an agent, but the Ravens are not putting him in a position to show that he can be more than a gimmick runner.  The Ravens WR core is arguably the worst in the league. 

No one knows what Jackson is asking for, or what Baltimore is offering, but with him acting as his own agent, I tend to side with the team. 

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Cleveland really screwed the rest of the league with that Watson contract.  

If Baltimore franchise tags him in 2023, I believe the figure is currently around $45 million.  In 2024 it's around $54  million.


That Allen deal looks better and better....  Imagine paying $40 million more over the next 2 years for Lamar Jackson vs. Allen.

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7 minutes ago, LabattBlue said:

No one know what Jackson is asking for, or what Baltimore is offering, but with him acting as his own agent, I tend to side with the team. 

Yeah, that's a reasonable take.  The Ravens aren't a crap show of an organization, and it absolutely could be Jackson holding out for a pie in the sky number.  

 

 

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8 minutes ago, mikemac2001 said:


i mean Kirk got paid and what has he done won 7-9 games a year ?

 

They paid all that money and what have the Redskins to show for it now?  Didn't even get any draft picks they could have used to replace him.

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15 minutes ago, LabattBlue said:

No one know what Jackson is asking for, or what Baltimore is offering, but with him acting as his own agent, I tend to side with the team. 

I believe the Ravens offered him Kyler Murray numbers - but he wants Watson's fully guaranteed contract.

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12 minutes ago, Big Turk said:

 

They paid all that money and what have the Redskins to show for it now?  Didn't even get any draft picks they could have used to replace him.


that was like 6 years ago he wasn’t winning big games for them so they moved on. Alex smith was going to get them to the playoffs before his injury 

 

His stats have been meh so should they have just paid him a ton to keep him to be an avg qb ??? And who knows what his trade value was especially on a 3rd tag price tag. The redskins situation now has nothing to do with kirk being franchised 

 

 

 

 

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This whole Lamar situation is comparable to going to court and representing yourself with no experience as a lawyer. The arrogance and idiocy  is going to bite in him the ass and cost him millions….. Ohh and by the way Lamar didn’t even graduate college…

 

“He said he had “some of the best memories of [his] life” at Louisville, but he “made the decision to take the next step in [his] career and enter the 2018 NFL Draft.” As a result of that, Jackson did not earn a degree.Sept 30, 2021”

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49 minutes ago, glazeduck said:

Here's the thing -- the entire Ravens offensive identity is built around HIM; not players like him (because there are none), him. To move on from him as their franchise QB would mean a much more organizational and structural adjustment that will likely create a domino effect of changes within that organization for multiple years-- and they all know that.

 

But so does Lamar. To those, and there are many, saying he should get an agent, I don't understand this line of thinking -- the price for franchise QBs is only going in one direction, and arguably no QB (Russell being maybe the one exception) has more leverage because of my point in the first paragraph. He clearly understands that he has all the leverage -- why does he need an agent to manage that for him? I won't go so far as to call that notion racist, but you don't see that kind of criticism and scrutiny over most players, certainly not ones that are playing their hands as well as LJ, so why? Yes, he's making a gambling on himself and gambles don't always pay off -- he could certainly get hurt and miss out on guaranteed millions. But to pretend that he's somehow bungling this all up -- when he's the one most in control of his body and what happens to it (for reference, he's set records the last 2 years in NOT getting hit when running). Winning while disrupting the power structure is pretty rare, I think it's pretty cool what he's doing, frankly.

 

Lamar knows his worth -- both to the organization and throughout the league. The longer the Ravens kick the can down the road, the more they're going to end up screwing themselves on the backend. 

Lamar is a football player, not a financial expert.  He majored in communications, not business or economics.  Agents are specialists who understand contracts & economics.  He is being foolish to try to save 3% unlike almost all the other guys in the league do because they understand that an expert can get them more than the 3% difference than they can get themselves.  Eventually Lamar will get a big contract but in the meantime, he's giving up a ton of present day dollars.  Agents understand the time value of money theory, knowing a dollar today is worth more than a dollar in the future.  Josh's agent got Josh more than 45 million in present day dollars over what he would have made in 2021 & 2022.  Those present day dollars, if they are invested corrrectly, combined with the remainder of Josh's contract will be worth more even if Lamar gets a bigger contract starting in 2023 because Lamar has played last year on his rookie contract and this year on his 5th year option, while Josh already has 10s of millions more already in his hands.  

 

If Lamar had an agent, he would have received a contract similar to Josh's last year and now it will take him years to catch up with Josh, if he ever does.  Even though he will sign a bigger contract, he's already lost 2 years of a higher income.  .  

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1 hour ago, Doc said:

 

 

Will anyone pay him what he wants though?

Not likely,  Lamar is the one that is made the example, so as to counter what the Browns have done, he will make big money but not what he wants, 

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