Which groups are reportedly bored with Lamar Jackson?

As the NFL franchise tag deadline handed at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, much more questions emerged about the place present Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson will play subsequent season.

Baltimore announced shortly earlier than stated deadline that it positioned the non-exclusive franchise tag on Jackson. Ravens normal supervisor Eric DeCosta stated that the staff hopes to work out a “long-term deal” with Jackson, who they need to cleared the path for “many years to come.”

Jackson is underneath contract for $32.4 million in 2023, however he can negotiate with different NFL groups, with Baltimore in a position to match any contract supply. If Jackson indicators a contract with one other staff and Baltimore chooses to not match the supply, they obtain two first-round draft picks.

Jackson and the Ravens’ incapacity to agree on a contract extension dates again to final offseason, when the 2 sides had been aside on a deal earlier than the 2022 season. Still unable to seek out widespread floor, hypothesis has inevitably run rampant on who may swoop in and signal the 2019 NFL MVP.

Reports circulated on Tuesday {that a} handful of NFL groups — a few of which have been famous as potential locations for Jackson ought to he go away Baltimore — aren’t all in favour of pursuing Jackson.

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The Las Vegas Review-Journal stated that it is “very unlikely” the Raiders attempt to signal Jackson. ESPN reported that the Miami Dolphins are sticking with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, whereas the Washington Commanders are “not likely” to pursue Jackson. The Athletic famous that the Carolina Panthers aren’t anticipated to be within the Jackson market, both.

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Shortly after Baltimore introduced that it tagged Jackson, ESPN and The Athletic reported that the Atlanta Falcons aren’t within the combine so as to add the quarterback. Furthermore, the Falcons’ official staff web site revealed an article which talked about reviews of their lack of curiosity in signing Jackson. 

Jackson, 26, has appeared in simply 12 video games in every of the final two seasons as a consequence of damage. This previous season, he missed six video games (common season and postseason) as a consequence of a knee damage and didn’t journey with the staff to its AFC wild-card spherical matchup in opposition to the Cincinnati Bengals, which added extra gasoline to the general public debate on his ongoing contract negotiations with the Ravens.

Jackson completed the 2022 season with 2,242 passing yards, 17 touchdowns passes, seven interceptions and a 91.1 passer score, finishing 62.3% of his passes. He additionally ran for 764 yards and three touchdowns. Baltimore went 8-4 in video games that Jackson began. 

He was the unanimous league MVP in 2019.

The variety of groups reportedly missing curiosity in signing Jackson drew scrutiny from across the NFL, together with from the lately retired J.J. Watt.

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