The Baltimore Ravens and former MVP quarterback Lamar Jackson appear to have nothing to show for a gruelling offseason of contract discussions labelled as "an uphill battle" as the 2022 NFL season begins.
Jackson's contract extension with the Baltimore Ravens was unable to be reach.
Only two days left for the team's season-opening game against the New York Jets.
GM Decosta stated, despite our best efforts, we were unable to extend Lamar Jackson's contract.
Decosta stated, "After the season, we will continue to work toward a long-term contract, but for the time being, we are anticipating a successful 2022 campaign."
The information follows rumours that Jackson was looking for a fully guaranteed contract, similar to the one the Cleveland Browns recently offered new quarterback Deshaun Watson.
American football quarterback Lamar Demeatrice Jackson Jr. plays for the National Football League's Baltimore Ravens (NFL).
The next year, Jackson led the league in touchdown passes and set a season record for quarterback rushing yards while leading the Ravens to the top seed in the American Football Conference (AFC).
He was the second unanimous Most Valuable Player (MVP) and fourth African-American quarterback to earn the award as a result of his accomplishments.