John Harbaugh: No hurry to get Lamar Jackson extension done

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Josh Allen’s six-year contract extension with the Bills set a new bar for quarterback deals around the league and it was of particular note to those in Cleveland and Baltimore.

Allen’s fellow 2018 first-round picks Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson are also up for new contracts that could be impacted by Allen getting the most guaranteed money in history. Mayfield had his chance to weigh in on the pact on Sunday and Ravens head coach John Harbaugh was asked about it on Monday.

Harbaugh said that both sides want to get a deal done and that Allen’s agreement isn’t going to speed up the process of getting one done in Baltimore.

“There’s really not a hurry for us,” Harbaugh said, via Jamison Hensley of “He’s going to be our quarterback for years to come.”

Jackson came off the COVID-19 reserve list over the weekend and was able to start practicing with the Ravens for the first time this summer. Getting him back up to speed will likely be a bigger focus in Baltimore than the contract for the time being.

8 responses to “John Harbaugh: No hurry to get Lamar Jackson extension done

  1. I wonder what Harbaugh really thinks about giving their RB/QB a $300M contract that will last through this decade. Jackson probably loved to see Allen’s deal. Harbaugh? Not so much.

  2. “He’s going to be our quarterback for years to come.”


    Thanks! -AFC North

  3. He will get his money. If you don”t have a franchise QB you aren’t going anywhere in the NFL.
    Think about it. Three QBs in the AFC East making big money Sorry Pittsburgh.

  4. If you can’t throw a football into tight windows, you shouldn’t be a starting qb.

    Absolutely hilarious that this team tries to convince everyone, that somehow, Jackson is one of those qbs.

    Absolutely hilarious.

  5. Ravens would be wise to not do a deal this season. Lamar regressed as a passer last year, missing target on deep routes often. He needs to show he can win consistently with his arm. Winning with his legs is a formula that only works for three more years. If he has a great season, I understand his price goes up but that would be preferable to signing him to a huge deal only to watch his passing regress further.

  6. What is hilarious is J. Stidham being touted as a star QB. Just laughable.


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