John Harbaugh: Lamar Jackson is going to get paid, and he knows that

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Lamar Jackson will get a long-term deal with the Ravens at some point. But until the contract is signed, sealed and delivered, the quarterback, General Manager Eric DeCosta and head coach John Harbaugh will receive questions about the extension.

So when are the Ravens going to complete a deal with Jackson?

Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports the Ravens consider Jackson’s extension “priority No. 1 and are aiming to get it done prior to training camp before moving on to several other orders of business.”

Harbaugh called an extension for Jackson a “done deal,” meaning the sides will come to terms at some point in the near future, and insists ongoing talks won’t affect the former NFL MVP.

“Look what he’s done. He’s going to get paid. He knows that,” Harbaugh said. “The question becomes: What’s he going to do? What’s his legacy going to be as a quarterback? That’s what he focuses on. That’s what’s so great about him. The other thing is a done deal.”

Jackson, 24, continues to shrug off questions about his contract. Jackson is scheduled to make $1.771 million in base salary this season and $23.106 million under the fifth-year option in 2022.

A new deal will make Jackson one of the highest-paid players in the NFL.

“I’m not going to lie to you. I’m not really focused on that right now,” Jackson said when asked whether he preferred a deal before training camp. “I’m focused on getting me a Super Bowl. I’m focused on getting better. I’m focused on working with my teammates right now.”

42 responses to “John Harbaugh: Lamar Jackson is going to get paid, and he knows that

  1. Ravens could soon be way overpaying, tying up majority of their player payroll on a qb who can’t win in the playoffs.

  2. “l’m focused on getting ME a superbowl.”. Says it all right there.

  3. Hopefully they aren’t going to want to trade him shortly after the big contract is signed like the Rams did with Goff.

  4. “Look what he’s done. He’s going to get paid. He knows that,”

    What exactly has he done?

  5. His style of play is not sustainable. Can anyone honestly say they can vision a 35 year old Lamar Jackson in the nfl?

  6. you don’t know your gonna get the money as a player…
    .
    how much will rodgers owe if he sits out?
    the kid who got hurt in off facilities workout for Denver?
    .

  7. All the young QB’s get 3 years or more to mature into NFL QB’s. Lamar just had so much success before age 21, we think of him as an older QB. He’s still a baby, and has a ton to learn. The sky is the limit.

  8. Hmmm. Lets consider the atrocious numbers in big playoff games. I would get your money asap. Because if you play another playoff game like that….you will never see top QB money

  9. Both Lamar and Harbaugh know that it’s going to happen. No, it’s not not going to be a Mahomes type of contract but it will be more money than he will ever spend.

  10. Lamar wishes he was pulling a Flacco, at least that one comes with a ring and a fantastic playoffs performance before being grossly overpaid.

  11. Lamar Jackson has played better than DeShaun Watson in the playoffs, yet people talk about Watson like he’s a top 5 QB.

  12. The hate/envy is palpable. I just don’t understand why one would hate such a humble and otherworldly talent that is nothing but great on the field and off it. What is it that rankles people? He is about the most authentic people in sports. He doesn’t change the way he speaks or the way he dresses to impress pundits. He is always Lamar. Please stop hating one of the great talents in the NFL. Seriously, that is petty.

  13. Ravens in a lose-lose situation. Jackson hasn’t showed he can’t win when it counts, but he’s won enough that you can’t just let him go, either. There are only thirty some guys on earth who can play that position. Glad I’m not the one making that call.

  14. If you can actually read past the rushing records, maybe you’ll see what he’s done:
    NFL records
    -First quarterback with multiple 1,000-yard rushing seasons (2019, 2020) [134]
    -Most rushing yards by a quarterback in a season: 1,206 (2019)[1][135]
    -Most rushing attempts by a quarterback in a season: 159 (2019)[136]
    -Most 100+ rushing yards games by a quarterback in a season: 5 (2019)[137]
    -Most perfect passer ratings in a season (tied with Ben Roethlisberger): 2 (2019)[138]
    -Youngest quarterback to ever start a playoff game: 21 years, 364 days (2018 Wild Card Round against the Los Angeles Chargers)[139]
    -Youngest quarterback to achieve a perfect passer rating: 22 years, 244 days (Week 1, 2019)[140]
    -Youngest quarterback to start a Pro Bowl game.[95]
    -Highest touchdown passing percentage (7.4%) in the Super Bowl Era (minimum 500 attempts)[141]

  15. He’s another RG3 waiting to happen. One serious hit and the resulting injury makes him a one dimensional statue that can’t read a defense or make any thing but the most basic throws.

  16. guitarkevin says:
    June 17, 2021 at 8:06 am
    If you can actually read past the rushing records, maybe you’ll see what he’s done:
    NFL records
    -First quarterback with multiple 1,000-yard rushing seasons (2019, 2020) [134]
    -Most rushing yards by a quarterback in a season: 1,206 (2019)[1][135]
    -Most rushing attempts by a quarterback in a season: 159 (2019)[136]
    -Most 100+ rushing yards games by a quarterback in a season: 5 (2019)[137]
    -Most perfect passer ratings in a season (tied with Ben Roethlisberger): 2 (2019)[138]
    -Youngest quarterback to ever start a playoff game: 21 years, 364 days (2018 Wild Card Round against the Los Angeles Chargers)[139]
    -Youngest quarterback to achieve a perfect passer rating: 22 years, 244 days (Week 1, 2019)[140]
    -Youngest quarterback to start a Pro Bowl game.[95]
    -Highest touchdown passing percentage (7.4%) in the Super Bowl Era (minimum 500 attempts)[141]

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    Unless any of those “records” deliver a SB then they are meaningless in the scheme of things

  17. Did I just read someone saying that he is humble? Dude has an ego. All quarterbacks have egos. It’s the one thing he does have in common with a quarterback.

  18. So in other words the Ravens are going to pull a Jerreh Jones and overpay for a guy that doesn’t get it done when it counts.

  19. Can’t wait until Lamar and the Ravens win the Superbowl. Different QB with different skills but the same jokers said the same crap about the ELITE Joe Flacco. You know the Superbowl MVP, who just went out and won year after year until he got his.

  20. How long did it take Peyton? How long did it take Elway?

    Lamar is the most prolific dual threat QB the league has ever seen. It’s time for many of you fans to take the blinders off.

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    nhpats2011 says:
    June 17, 2021 at 11:15 am
    guitarkevin says:
    June 17, 2021 at 8:06 am
    If you can actually read past the rushing records, maybe you’ll see what he’s done:
    NFL records
    -First quarterback with multiple 1,000-yard rushing seasons (2019, 2020) [134]
    -Most rushing yards by a quarterback in a season: 1,206 (2019)[1][135]
    -Most rushing attempts by a quarterback in a season: 159 (2019)[136]
    -Most 100+ rushing yards games by a quarterback in a season: 5 (2019)[137]
    -Most perfect passer ratings in a season (tied with Ben Roethlisberger): 2 (2019)[138]
    -Youngest quarterback to ever start a playoff game: 21 years, 364 days (2018 Wild Card Round against the Los Angeles Chargers)[139]
    -Youngest quarterback to achieve a perfect passer rating: 22 years, 244 days (Week 1, 2019)[140]
    -Youngest quarterback to start a Pro Bowl game.[95]
    -Highest touchdown passing percentage (7.4%) in the Super Bowl Era (minimum 500 attempts)[141]

    ———

    Unless any of those “records” deliver a SB then they are meaningless in the scheme of things

  21. Lamar can’t win. Even if he wins a SB, they will give the defense all the credit.

  22. nite2al says:
    June 17, 2021 at 12:54 pm
    Lamar can’t win. Even if he wins a SB, they will give the defense all the credit.
    ————
    To an extent yes, but most QBs are the same boat. There will always be detractors. TB just won his 7th, and the narrative is the defense carried him cause KC went without a TD, which is true, but no one cares they scored in the 30’s and let their gas off the pedal all 4th quarter.

    Until Lamar has a strong performance in a playoff run, and wins a SB, he’ll always have naysayers.

    His issue to date IMO (and he’s young still, very young) is when the bright lights are on in the playoffs against other playoff caliber teams, he’s folded like a tent. The narrative he can’t pass and read a defense holds true. Again, the dude is young and has a lot of time to grow/improve though.

    If I were a Ravens fan I would still want to resign him, which most do, but he isn’t your prototype QB (insert thrower of the ball) that’ wins in the postseason and therefore I wouldn’t pay him North if day 28-30/mil a year, which is a lot.

    NFL History has told us a run first QB doesn’t win often in the playoffs or have longevity

  23. nite2al says:
    June 17, 2021 at 12:54 pm
    Lamar can’t win. Even if he wins a SB, they will give the defense all the credit.

    ——-

    He won’t win a SB so your point it moot

  24. The hate for this guy is so weird to me. He plays his game and they use his strengths to win. How many other QB haven’t won it all. I’ll give you a hint: hundreds. Who’s out here talking crap on Marino? Say Marino could hit his targets. He never won it all. Considered one of the all time best. Still never won it all. It’s a team sport and the truth is that getting to the big game is HARD. Winning it is even harder. Ask Jim Kelly. I don’t think Lamar is going to go down as one of the all time best, but I think he will get to the SB in the next 5 years. He works hard and that’s the most important trait I want in a teammate. Work hard and keep trying.

  25. xxsweepthelegxx says:
    June 17, 2021 at 1:24 pm
    nite2al says:
    June 17, 2021 at 12:54 pm
    Lamar can’t win. Even if he wins a SB, they will give the defense all the credit.
    ————
    To an extent yes, but most QBs are the same boat. There will always be detractors. TB just won his 7th, and the narrative is the defense carried him cause KC went without a TD, which is true, but no one cares they scored in the 30’s and let their gas off the pedal all 4th quarter.

    Until Lamar has a strong performance in a playoff run, and wins a SB, he’ll always have naysayers.

    His issue to date IMO (and he’s young still, very young) is when the bright lights are on in the playoffs against other playoff caliber teams, he’s folded like a tent. The narrative he can’t pass and read a defense holds true. Again, the dude is young and has a lot of time to grow/improve though.

    If I were a Ravens fan I would still want to resign him, which most do, but he isn’t your prototype QB (insert thrower of the ball) that’ wins in the postseason and therefore I wouldn’t pay him North if day 28-30/mil a year, which is a lot.

    NFL History has told us a run first QB doesn’t win often in the playoffs or have longevity

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    2018 post season – Lamar (Rookie) throws for 2 touchdowns in 4 minutes to bring the team within a touchdown, but got strip sacked at the end to lose against the Chargers.
    2019 post season – Lamar accounted for 500 yards of offense (300+ passing, 100+ rushing) in their loss to the Titans.
    2020 post season. Won his first playoff game against the Titans. But lost to the Bills while sustaining a concussion in the 3rd quarter (clearly his worst game as a pro).

    I’d say he’s played fairly well in 3 of his 4 playoff games. To say he folds in the playoffs is not factual. And to say he can’t read defenses is a statement that comes from people who’ve never played the game.

  26. 2018 post season – Lamar (Rookie) throws for 2 touchdowns in 4 minutes to bring the team within a touchdown, but got strip sacked at the end to lose against the Chargers.
    2019 post season – Lamar accounted for 500 yards of offense (300+ passing, 100+ rushing) in their loss to the Titans.
    2020 post season. Won his first playoff game against the Titans. But lost to the Bills while sustaining a concussion in the 3rd quarter (clearly his worst game as a pro).

    I’d say he’s played fairly well in 3 of his 4 playoff games. To say he folds in the playoffs is not factual. And to say he can’t read defenses is a statement that comes from people who’ve never played the game.
    -__________
    2018- He was brutal against the Chargers, <200yds passing. And he’s young, and was a rookie, I’m not saying he sucks and cut him. He threw a costly pick and lost a fumble at the end when his defense kept him in it the whole game. Which again, it in expected as a rookie.

    2019- He wasn’t much better. He threw 59 passes. 59! Passer rating close to 60 and completion % closer to 50 with 3 turnovers.

    2020 – revenge game against Tenn probably His best playoff performance. He was fairly solid, good completion % around 70, 179yds passing and another 130+ on the ground.

    2020 – again pretty bad, and got hurt (shocking for a run first QB I know).

    In 4 playoff games he’s a 55% completion guy with a QB rating less than 70. That’s not a guy I run to pay 35-38million a year to.

    I would still sign him don’t get me wrong, he’s shown enough for me to tie my wagon to, but I stand by my comment that he’s played badly in the playoffs.

  27. xxsweepthelegxx says:
    June 17, 2021 at 10:50 pm
    2018 post season – Lamar (Rookie) throws for 2 touchdowns in 4 minutes to bring the team within a touchdown, but got strip sacked at the end to lose against the Chargers.
    2019 post season – Lamar accounted for 500 yards of offense (300+ passing, 100+ rushing) in their loss to the Titans.
    2020 post season. Won his first playoff game against the Titans. But lost to the Bills while sustaining a concussion in the 3rd quarter (clearly his worst game as a pro).

    I’d say he’s played fairly well in 3 of his 4 playoff games. To say he folds in the playoffs is not factual. And to say he can’t read defenses is a statement that comes from people who’ve never played the game.
    -__________
    2018- He was brutal against the Chargers, <200yds passing. And he’s young, and was a rookie, I’m not saying he sucks and cut him. He threw a costly pick and lost a fumble at the end when his defense kept him in it the whole game. Which again, it in expected as a rookie.

    2019- He wasn’t much better. He threw 59 passes. 59! Passer rating close to 60 and completion % closer to 50 with 3 turnovers.

    2020 – revenge game against Tenn probably His best playoff performance. He was fairly solid, good completion % around 70, 179yds passing and another 130+ on the ground.

    2020 – again pretty bad, and got hurt (shocking for a run first QB I know).

    In 4 playoff games he’s a 55% completion guy with a QB rating less than 70. That’s not a guy I run to pay 35-38million a year to.

    I would still sign him don’t get me wrong, he’s shown enough for me to tie my wagon to, but I stand by my comment that he’s played badly in the playoffs.

    —————————————————————————-

    We're both making valid points. I will finish with the fact that without Lamar they wouldn't be in the playoffs each year to begin with. And that he literally carries the team. The Ravens consistently draft at the bottom of the first round, so for them to build a competitive team year in and year out, without a top 10 pick at QB, is also commendable. Not many teams are doing that.

  28. @ guitarkevin
    We’re both making valid points. I will finish with the fact that without Lamar they wouldn’t be in the playoffs each year to begin with. And that he literally carries the team. The Ravens consistently draft at the bottom of the first round, so for them to build a competitive team year in and year out, without a top 10 pick at QB, is also commendable. Not many teams are doing that.
    ————
    Totally agree, good convo and back and forth. I hope Lamar continues to improve for his and the leagues sake, good for the game, just not when he plays against my Pats. 😜

    One thing no one should argue is the guy is fun as heck to watch play!!

  29. There is no way he should be paid anywhere near $30mm+ a year, if you run a team to win a Super Bowl. If you want to win regular season games and have highlight films of some cool runs, sure, be my guest.
    But tying up that much cap in a running back playing QB who has demonstrated time after time he cannot win playoff games is a big mistake. In fact, it will create even more problems and accelerate your descent into mediocrity because you won’t be able to pay for the pieces you keep telling us you need for Lamar to be successful: an O line, WRs, and TEs. When you pay him big money, and then have to get rid of those offensive pieces, and he struggles even more, what will the excuses be then? I can’t wait. Believe me, this is what’s coming next if you commit to him long-term.

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