Calais Campbell on Lamar Jackson: You can’t let a guy like him go

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After Sunday night’s loss to the Bengals, Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins said that he believes the team would have won with a healthy Lamar Jackson at quarterback and the theme at the team’s facility on Monday remained supportive of Jackson.

Jackson missed the last six games of the season with a knee injury and many drew links between that absence and his lack of a contract beyond this season, but defensive end Calais Campbell called that “outside noise” and said the team knows Jackson “put the work in” to get back. Campbell also said that he thinks the team would be crazy to let Jackson go.

“You can’t let a guy like him go,” Campbell said, via the team’s website. “I know it’s football, and there’s always some new exciting toy, new exciting kid that has potential to go out there and be great. But this is a for-sure, a known. You know Lamar Jackson is an incredible player. I think it’s in the best interests of the Ravens’ organization to give him a long-term contract, make him our guy.”

Left tackle Ronnie Stanley said he has “full faith that they’re going to work something out” that keeps Jackson in the fold this offseason and the path that the Ravens take to dealing with Jackson’s contract will be the biggest offseason storyline in Baltimore.

86 responses to “Calais Campbell on Lamar Jackson: You can’t let a guy like him go

  1. Don’t listen to the players Ravens ownership….their agenda isn’t in the best interest of the Baltimore franchise. Lamar is not the future and it’s time to move on from him before millions and millions are invested in him

  2. No one is “letting him go”. They offered a quarter of a billion dollars and he said no. If he leaves it’s on him.

  3. Let him go, rebuild. The cap space needed to “satisfy” Lamar and his needs will handicap the team at the rest of the positions. Lamar will be out of the league in 4 years. But he will be all set because some team will cater to his needs and find out they wasted their money when he fails.

  4. I wonder if the Russel Wilson experiment between Seattle and Denver has had any impact on the Ravens thinking?

  5. There has to be some give and take. This is like in a real estate deal, where your real estate agent is working you at the same time they are negotiating with the sellers to get a deal done. With Lamar representing himself there is no agent working him to finish up the deal to bring everyone in agreement. When you work direct you have to have thick skin and understand there are two sides to the negotiation, one side doesn’t get everything they want. Lamar acting like a baby.

  6. I could definitely “let a guy like this go!” I can’t work with divas with an attitude.

  7. Please…please…please…
    lock him into some overpriced, long-term deal!
    His play has declined every year…and at the end of games he has a wonderful habit of putting the ball on the ground…or throwing a moronic pick…
    Sincerely,
    A Steelers fan

  8. A. The Ravens have been trying to negotiate with Jackson.
    B. Jackson doesn’t want to negotiate, he has his demands.
    C. None of these quotes address the fully guaranteed nature of Jackson’s demands.
    D. Also none of these players address what the team should do when Jackson is inevitably on the sidelines for half the season.

    In a salary cap world that also means that Calais Campbell and/or Ron Stanley costs to much to keep. Would they feel the same way if they were told to give Jackson his money 3 or 4 of them had to be let go?

  9. What a joke, I fully understand that football is a business for teams and players but Lamar was a fool for not taking the contract they offered with 130M guaranteed. He should have know the Ravens were not the browns and not so dysfunctional as to offer him a fully guaranteed contract. He overplayed his hand big time. You can’t give him a big long term deal, he has been getting hurt too often, ryns too much, misses too many games, hasn’t progressed as a qb, difficulties reading defense and going thru progressions, inaccurate at times, inpatient, and the offense they built around him does not make any big time wide outs or even rb’s want to play second fiddle to a qb who goes thru 1-2 reads then takes off running. It was a good experiment buy the results are in and you can’t win constantly with it. Trade him while he is till somewhat healthy

  10. He quit on every player in that locker room! When you have ex players saying he’s quit, he has quit!!

  11. Only thing worse is to sign a guy like Lamar and let the next 4 years be half production and the other half injuries and being unable to produce in clutch games

  12. Baltimore and Jackson need to get a contract completed. The Ravens have a win now team and a healthy Jackson gets them to where Baltimore wants to go.

  13. You can’t let a guy like him go.

    A guy who is always injured, gave up on his team in the playoffs, and wants $250M guaranteed?

    You can definitely let a guy like him go.

  14. I’m not a GM, but even I know you don’t give a 5 year guaranteed deal to a RB with a history of knee trouble.

  15. Outstanding athlete who relies on his legs to make plays. How many games did he miss this season because of a knee. Ah yeah, pass. Ravens would be smart to franchise him and try to trade him. Jackson doesn’t look destined for a long career.

  16. A guy who requires a special built team around him
    A guy who gets hurt most years.
    A guy who wants the most money ever.

    I think thats exactly the sort of guy you can let go.

  17. Hell yeah you can. Especially when the guy is made of glass and demands to be at the top of the heap when he’s a top 10 QB at best.
    If I was Baltimore, I find a way out of this. Signing him would be as bad as signing Kyler Murray. How has that worked out?

  18. Lamar is fools gold. He can’t stay healthy enough for 17 games and…

    Name another running quarterback that won a Super Bowl. I’ll wait and don’t give me Patrick Mahomes completely different than Lamar , much better arm, much more accurate.

  19. Please lock him up for $50mill/per. Thats a deal for 12 games per year. Sincerely, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Cincy!

  20. I am not a Lamar Jackson fanboy, but it’s stupid for people to say he should have been out there with a brace on his knee. If he had a contract for next year in his pocket, then yes – but since he doesn’t – you don’t risk an injury which could wipe out next year!!

  21. I beg to differ. Sorry but I’m just going to mention 1 player who’s knee injury was WAY worse than Lamars, and he went out there with a brace on it, and not only played, but played well enough to win even though they ended up losing. That guy was quarterback Philip Rivers who tore his ACL, and his meniscus, and went to New England the very next week and played, because it was the PLAYOFFS. He wasn’t selfish like Lamar, and he didn’t cry about his knee having a boo boo. He was all about being there for his TEAM, and the guys in that locker room who are supposed to be giving their all too!! I’m franchising him, and immediately trading him, but he’s NOT getting any long term guarantees

  22. bozobiden says:
    January 17, 2023 at 9:05 am
    I beg to differ. Sorry but I’m just going to mention 1 player who’s knee injury was WAY worse than Lamars, and he went out there with a brace on it, and not only played, but played well enough to win even though they ended up losing. That guy was quarterback Philip Rivers who tore his ACL ….

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    I agree but Rivers couldn’t run on two perfect knees so that’s not a very good comparison. Rivers could throw, Jackson not so much.

  23. Jackson couldn’t even be on the sidelines at the game to pull for his teammates? What kind teammate is that? Couldn’t put the headset on to learn anything from the game? Tweeting out cryptic messages that he has been mistreated by the team. Be a man and say it like a man. Jackson is a big boy with an attitude problem. He won’t be back with Baltimore again.

  24. Ravens already offered too much. I would knock about 75 million off that number and offer again. Missed 11 games the past two years not counting playoffs this year. In his defense he has no receivers, but less than average QB’s have done more with less. Any they used their arm. This guy is a knee injury away from his career being over because he can’t throw. This guy isn’t a top 15 QB in this league.

  25. There are no easy answers for the Ravens. I’d say the odds of them giving him a fully guaranteed contract are zero, though. And I think Lamar will find that going to a team desperate enough to give him that contract was only good for his bank account, and not for his legacy as a player.

    I’d love to see the Ravens give him the non-exclusive tag so we can see just how much the rest of the NFL thinks he’s worth.

  26. Thank God none of you are GMs. Lamar and the Ravens compete well, if not beat the top teams in the AFC. Why would you get rid of that? Rebuild and be like the Jets? You are the same people who said draft Bosa and keep Rosen. Keep Dalton, get picks and dump Dak. Do you want mediocre or have chance at the chip? QBs that win 75% of their games don’t grow on trees. I think the Ravens’ players know what they are taking about and who they can win with.

  27. Calais Campbell on Lamar Jackson: You can’t let a guy like him go
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    . . . Can’t get him to play either.

    Looks like what we’ve got here is a sticky wicket!

  28. first there’s a boat missing in this converstion: the ravens proved they are a solid team without him. thus if trade him for picks they save money for free agent help and find a new qb with passong skills future is bright. Keep him, like packers no money in cookie jar for help and keeping talent

  29. Lamar is fools gold. He can’t stay healthy enough for 17 games and…

    Name another running quarterback that won a Super Bowl. I’ll wait and don’t give me Patrick Mahomes completely different than Lamar , much better arm, much more accurate.
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    Steve Young?
    5th leading rushing QB in NFL history. 3 rings.

  30. thisonesforpat says:
    January 17, 2023 at 8:34 am
    Lamar is fools gold. He can’t stay healthy enough for 17 games and…

    Name another running quarterback that won a Super Bowl. I’ll wait and don’t give me Patrick Mahomes completely different than Lamar , much better arm, much more accurate.
    ________________________________________

    Dumb argument. How many running QBs do you have every year? Especially, in the past, 1 or 2? And they are supposed to compete with 30 other QBs. I will take the odds on the other guys. But it’s coming, the odds are improving. So, you are only a running QB, if you can’t throw? Interesting.

  31. gjv001 says:
    January 17, 2023 at 7:45 am
    Baltimore and Jackson need to get a contract completed. The Ravens have a win now team and a healthy Jackson gets them to where Baltimore wants to go.

    Do you mean like the Cardinals and Kyler Murray?

  32. Why are we even discussing this? Ravens would be insane to pay him what he is asking.
    End of story.

  33. As an unbiased Steelers fan, I think the Ravens should absolutely let Lamar hit the road. They could sign Baker Mayfield to replace him. Ideally, the Browns could then sign Lamar with a contract matching that of Deshaun Watson. With those two running backs out on the field together there would be no need for RB Nick Chubb so they could trade him for a truckload of picks and cash. By letting DE Clowney go too the Browns just might have the cap-space to swing it. It would be glorious and revolutionize the game. Which one’s going to get the ball, Lamar or Deshaun? What’s he going to do with it, run or chuck it down the field? Glorious. Everyone is happy.

  34. Let him leave, he can strap another teams cap for 6 years. Jordan Love said he’s available.

  35. Lamar used to be such a nice humble team-oriented player that a franchise would love to build around. Now, he sounds more and more like Antonio Brown and Leveon Bell. If any player wants the Ravens to pay him a fully guaranteed money, they can put their money where their mouth is. Take a pay cut so we can pay Lamar a fully guaranteed contract… Otherwise, let the Ravens and the salary cap specialists negotiate. If Lamar does want to be realistic, then the Ravens have no choice but to tag and trade. There are other stupid desperate teams out there other than the Browns.

  36. The guy has done just about everything right, still gets a tremendous amount of hate. Is it smart to pay big money to a guy who relies so heavily on his legs? Maybe not. But he’s right to ask for it and to expect it. The Ravens will not be very good without him.

  37. nite2al says:
    January 17, 2023 at 9:47 am
    Thank God none of you are GMs. Lamar and the Ravens compete well, if not beat the top teams in the AFC

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    Then why does he have a 1-3 postseason record?

  38. finfan63 says:
    January 17, 2023 at 7:31 am
    He quit on every player in that locker room! When you have ex players saying he’s quit, he has quit!!
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    JK Dobbins and Calais Campbell obviously don’t think that Lamar quit on them. The opinions of ex-players, especially Vick, mean nothing.

  39. As Leo Durocher said “Son I’ve lost with you, I can lose without you.”

    If Jackson had a Manning (Pick either one as they both won 2 SBs. Lamar’s last one was when?) type resume as a QB then there might be room for conversation but he doesn’t and never will.

    Consider:

    1) He requires a very specialized offense around him.

    2) He has missed 9 games at the end of the last 2 seasons when the Ravens needed him the most.

    3) He is 1-3 (.250) in the playoffs.

    4) Huntley came very close to winning that game.

    So for all you fans that think Lamar is indispensable exactly WHY is he indispensable? Because he helps you win on your fantasy team? 411 … that isn’t the real world.

    Tag him, see if any other team is silly enough to meet his demands and when they aren’t he’ll come back and sign the contract you offered him……. IF you still want him.

  40. nhpats2011 says:
    January 17, 2023 at 10:59 am
    nite2al says:
    January 17, 2023 at 9:47 am
    Thank God none of you are GMs. Lamar and the Ravens compete well, if not beat the top teams in the AFC

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    Then why does he have a 1-3 postseason record?
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    Because Hollywood Brown dropped every pass thrown to him. Because the Ravens offensive lines were horrible. Because Harbaugh is terrible at in game strategy.

  41. To those who want to just start over like it’s easy let me remind you of some names Desmond Ridder, Malik Willis, Zach Wilson, Trey Lance, Mac Jones, Jordan Love, Drew Lock, Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield, Josh Rosen. All these QB’s were supposed to be next QBs for their team and are either already done or not working out. It isn’t easy. Ravens were lucky with back to back Franchise picks in Joe Flacco and Lamar Jackson. Before that they went about 15 years looking for someone and counting on defense and a kicker. Watch what you ask for. Also, Ravens are always looking for Wrs, don’t have a passing game, that’s not because of Lamar and you think that’s going to change if we draft another QB that all of a sudden they will spend on a Big Time WR….nope.

  42. His shelf life has expired. He has not learned (nor will he) how to play the actual position he is hired to play. His only asset is damaged as you will notice and that make him not a wise investment.

  43. 4 years, 18 million a year. Then take the money saved to sign some hot WRs, a dedicated RB, and build him an offensive line. See what happens then.

  44. Jackson seems to have turned something simple into something weird and complicated.

    Looking at his actual performance and results, he was in line for a contract somewhere close to Josh Allen. If he’d just agreed to that kind of contract a year or two ago, hardly anyone would have batted an eye, he’d have financial security, and the team could have gotten on with roster building and planning.

    Instead, he’s decided that a player with one playoff win is worth more than anyone else in the league, and is dug in on the idea of a 5-year guaranteed contract despite a two-year run of frequent injury and illness.

    In other words, he went from playing his way into a nice contract to his expectations ballooning and his performance crumbling.

    What do you do with that? It’s almost unprecedented.

  45. Top three QB Over the last 4 years by QBR
    1.Mahomes-paid
    2.Allen-paid
    3.Jackson- only a fool wouldn’t pay him.
    The Ravens offense can’t score without him because they don’t have any talent around him. Not many guys can elevate a team that hasn’t drafted a single pro bowl offesensive or defensive player in 4 years. There best wide receivers Robinson and leader in rushing attempts drake other than Jackson both could not even make the roster of a 6 win Raiders team but got carried to the playoffs by Lamar. About 28 teams should be trying to clear cap space right. People around here get caught up in their own fantasy narrative and ignore all else.

  46. For better or worse, the Ravens have constructed their entire offense around his skillset. They would have definitely been considerably better with him over the last 6 weeks. He is injury prone, but to say that they should just let him walk is ludicrous. You can’t discard elite players because you don’t like that they want to get paid their fair value. Well, you can, and then you’d have the roster of the Texans.

  47. I would guess the people on this board that want Baltimore to jettison Jackson are fans of other AFC North teams.

  48. bob1959 says:
    January 17, 2023 at 11:08 am
    As Leo Durocher said “Son I’ve lost with you, I can lose without you.”

    If Jackson had a Manning (Pick either one as they both won 2 SBs. Lamar’s last one was when?) type resume as a QB then there might be room for conversation but he doesn’t and never will.

    Consider:

    1) He requires a very specialized offense around him.

    2) He has missed 9 games at the end of the last 2 seasons when the Ravens needed him the most.

    3) He is 1-3 (.250) in the playoffs.

    4) Huntley came very close to winning that game.

    So for all you fans that think Lamar is indispensable exactly WHY is he indispensable? Because he helps you win on your fantasy team? 411 … that isn’t the real world.

    Tag him, see if any other team is silly enough to meet his demands and when they aren’t he’ll come back and sign the contract you offered him……. IF you still want him
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    Let’s consider that 6 of the 10 highest paid QBs have never won a superbowl and of the 4 that did 2 of them Roger/Wilson won a lifetime ago and Stafford took 14 years to win his first playoff game. So obviously playoff success is not a prerequisite to getting a big contract.

    I considered what you said and it doesn’t hold up

    1) Jackson does not need a “specialized offense” around him. He is a one man offense who adds 11ppg just by stepping on the field. The Ravens top WR and leader in rushing attempts were signed off the streets and they were 12th in scoring. Imagine what he could do with more talent

    2) 9 games over 4 1/2 years as a starter is nothing. No major injury that required surgery so nothing that will linger

    3) Playoff record is exact same as your beloved Peyton Mannings through 4 games.

    4) Huntley is a nice backup but they did not score 20 point once without Jackson. They went from 12th to last in scoring.

    He is indispensable because they win 75% of their games with Jackson despite the Worst group of skill position players in the NFL.

    NFL teams look at facts not petty narratives like fans do and the fact is Jackson is an elite QB that turns a 5 win team into a 12 win team.

  49. Fubared says:
    January 17, 2023 at 9:55 am
    first there’s a boat missing in this converstion: the ravens proved they are a solid team without him. thus if trade him for picks they save money for free agent help and find a new qb with passong skills future is bright. Keep him, like packers no money in cookie jar for help and keeping talent

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    Worst offense since the 2009 St. Louis Rams without Jackson doesn’t seem very “solid” in my book. Jackson is elite to elevate them to 12th in the league

  50. The Ravens’ long-term interests and short-term interests are at odds over the matter of signing Jackson to any high-dollar, multi-year, guaranteed contract.

    Let’s set aside his running vs. passing talents for a moment to focus solely on availability issues. Jackson is a young- emphasis on young- quarterback who hasn’t played a full season in the past two years. That is a concern that only grows greater as he ages. The issue of availability alone creates a massive dilemma that impacts myriad areas, some of which other posters have pointed out.

    Any employee- a professional football player, an office worker, a factory worker, any individual who works for another- is only one employer action away from becoming a disgruntled employee. And a disgruntled employee can be toxic in many ways to a work environment.

    If the Ravens were to either assign him a non-exclusive tag for next season or make a final offer that Jackson himself deems (right or wrong is irrelevant)- to be a low-ball one, it is a logical assumption that Jackson will be disgruntled for as long as he remains a Raven. It seems to me that in a close-knit work environment of an NFL team, having a disgruntled starting quarterback and team leader would be especially toxic.

    If the Ravens do offer Jackson a contract he deems (rightly or wrongly) that he deserves, then the team will be not only placing itself in a precarious risk-reward situation that is dependent on a key player who hasn’t been fully available over an entire season for each of the past two years but also restricting its ability to make effective personnel moves for years.

    If the Ravens do not offer Jackson a contract he deems (rightly or wrongly) that he deserves, then he will be a disgruntled employee for as long as he is on the roster.

  51. Well Calais if your goal is to get to the Super Bowl and win it then the answer is NOT Lamar. Aside from the fact that he has missed 10 games the last two seasons and been un available to the team due to injury at the end of the season , Lamar is 1-4 in Playoff games never advancing past the Divisional Playoffs. So yeah, can the Ravens move on from him? yes they can.

  52. Dude just ran from the playoffs. He’s a rare breed indeed. Not many would milk an injury in the playoffs with a quarter-billion dollar contract on the line, but Lamar does.

    He’s a total keeper, Baltimore. Go for it.

  53. Top three QB Over the last 4 years by QBR
    1.Mahomes-paid
    2.Allen-paid
    3.Jackson- only a fool wouldn’t pay him.
    The Ravens offense can’t score without him because they don’t have any talent around him. Not many guys can elevate a team that hasn’t drafted a single pro bowl offesensive or defensive player in 4 years. There best wide receivers Robinson and leader in rushing attempts drake other than Jackson both could not even make the roster of a 6 win Raiders team but got carried to the playoffs by Lamar. About 28 teams should be trying to clear cap space right. People around here get caught up in their own fantasy narrative and ignore all else
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    Convenient to look back 4 years. Let’s look at this past season, last 2 years or last 3 years. He’s roughly top 10 or 12 and declining. He bet on himself and he lost. He wants to base his compensation on his one season 4 years ago. They’re going to pay him for what they expect to get out of him, not what he did for them years ago.

  54. kayzee77 says:
    January 17, 2023 at 12:55 pm
    Top three QB Over the last 4 years by QBR
    1.Mahomes-paid
    2.Allen-paid
    3.Jackson- only a fool wouldn’t pay him.
    The Ravens offense can’t score without him because they don’t have any talent around him. Not many guys can elevate a team that hasn’t drafted a single pro bowl offesensive or defensive player in 4 years. There best wide receivers Robinson and leader in rushing attempts drake other than Jackson both could not even make the roster of a 6 win Raiders team but got carried to the playoffs by Lamar. About 28 teams should be trying to clear cap space right. People around here get caught up in their own fantasy narrative and ignore all else
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    Convenient to look back 4 years. Let’s look at this past season, last 2 years or last 3 years. He’s roughly top 10 or 12 and declining. He bet on himself and he lost. He wants to base his compensation on his one season 4 years ago. They’re going to pay him for what they expect to get out of him, not what he did for them years ago

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    Convenient that I went back to his 4 years as a starter? He wants compensation based on his career. He has been better than DeShaun Watson on and off the field amd wants more than him. If you think Jackson has only had one good season then you either you not paying attention or dont understand what you are watching. Lucky for you there are statistics like if we go back three years.

    Jackson’s QBR ranks 2020 7th 2021 17th
    2022 9th
    Burrow 2020 24th 2021 12th 2022 10th
    Herbert 2020 13th 2021 3rd 2022 12th

    So I guess Burrow and Herbert should not get paid either?

  55. gtmcneill says:
    January 17, 2023 at 12:37 pm

    If the Ravens do not offer Jackson a contract he deems (rightly or wrongly) that he deserves, then he will be a disgruntled employee for as long as he is on the roster.

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    Since no team in the league will offer him what he’s asking for, this seems to suggest he’ll be a disgruntled employee no matter who he plays for.

    And if he is willing to accept anything less from anyone else, this suggests he was not operating in good faith.

    He has one playoff win in his career and two lost seasons due to injury and illness. Any reasonable person would take the big contract he’s no doubt already been offered instead of his pie-in-the-sky nonsense.

  56. Is it smart to pay big money to a guy who relies so heavily on his legs? Maybe not. But he’s right to ask for it and to expect it. The Ravens will not be very good without him.

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    I think this is on the money. I’m not a fan of Lamar, but I don’t hate him and I have respect for his ability to win games with his athletic abilities. If I were the Ravens, I would not give him the contract he wants, because I really don’t think they will ever win in the playoffs with him and his abilities are already declining. That said, they are playoff contenders every year with him. They probably won’t be very good without him.

  57. The thing about overpaying your QB is that it works out for teams that know how to draft well, which the Ravens generally do. If you have to dip into free agency to put a team around your guy, it’s not gonna work, which is why Browns fans can’t be too hopeful with Berry at the helm. He hasn’t drafted ANYBODY.

  58. You can’t let Lamar go? Why because you want a starting QB that will miss 5 or 6 games each year, possibly more while paying him as if he’s an all pro playing every game? Why, because when the rubber met the road, he sat out a playoff game because of an injury which has already taken twice as long as normal? Why, because he wants to be guaranteed money that makes him 30% of the salary cap? Why, because when his legs go, which it appears they already are, he won’t be as good as Kaepernick?
    The Ravens should have already pulled the last contract offer and shop him.

  59. Convenient that I went back to his 4 years as a starter? He wants compensation based on his career. He has been better than DeShaun Watson on and off the field amd wants more than him. If you think Jackson has only had one good season then you either you not paying attention or dont understand what you are watching. Lucky for you there are statistics like if we go back three years.

    Jackson’s QBR ranks 2020 7th 2021 17th
    2022 9th
    Burrow 2020 24th 2021 12th 2022 10th
    Herbert 2020 13th 2021 3rd 2022 12th

    So I guess Burrow and Herbert should not get paid either?

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    Who is saying he shouldn’t get a contract???
    He asked (demanded) for a $250M guaranteed because the worst franchise in the NFL gave a desperate, idiotic contract to Watson. He was offered a way more than reasonable counter from the Ravens and he turned it down. There is no way he should even be offered that now.

  60. kayzee77 says:
    January 17, 2023 at 3:32 pm
    Convenient that I went back to his 4 years as a starter? He wants compensation based on his career. He has been better than DeShaun Watson on and off the field amd wants more than him. If you think Jackson has only had one good season then you either you not paying attention or dont understand what you are watching. Lucky for you there are statistics like if we go back three years.

    Jackson’s QBR ranks 2020 7th 2021 17th
    2022 9th
    Burrow 2020 24th 2021 12th 2022 10th
    Herbert 2020 13th 2021 3rd 2022 12th

    So I guess Burrow and Herbert should not get paid either?

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    Who is saying he shouldn’t get a contract???
    He asked (demanded) for a $250M guaranteed because the worst franchise in the NFL gave a desperate, idiotic contract to Watson. He was offered a way more than reasonable counter from the Ravens and he turned it down. There is no way he should even be offered that now.

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    If Jackson wants 250 and the Ravens offered 130 guaranteed then there is plenty of room to negotiate. DeShaun Watson and Kirk Cousins got guaranteed contract and Jackson is better than both of them so it’s perfectly reasonable to expect to be paid more like he would on the open market. That’s far from reasonable. Guys who add 11ppg on an offenses built around a bunch guys who were unemployed and couldn’t make other rosters should get you a pretty penny.

  61. dublindemonszfl says:
    January 17, 2023 at 10:43 am
    His leg is like a lamp, it’s a “Major Award” but fragilae and easily broken.

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  62. I can’t really think of another QB1 this season who got injured, was able to at least stand and attend games with the team, who chose not to. Let alone for 6 games. Even if he plans to leave, the fact that he isn’t involved and trying to help his team while he’s down speaks volumes. You’ve been through a lot with these guys, you made playoffs. Reviewing the plays on the tablets and relaying to your backup could’ve been the difference in securing a home game, a difference in winning the wild card game. Most teams aren’t going to want him if he isn’t there for everyone else…but there are a handful of idiot organizations who are willing to overpay just for a name to sell tickets. I guarantee that his next contract will not be fully guaranteed, that’ll be the only guarantee he sees. Wouldn’t be surprised if fully guaranteed contracts become unobtainable after the next NFL/NFLPA agreements, shouldn’t have happened in the first place.

  63. I am so tired of this narrative that Lamar is a good QB. He’s not. He beats up poor defenses, but struggles mightily against decent to good defense and is useless in the playoffs. In the past two seasons, after a couple of good early performances against bad teams, he then played as one of the worst starting QBs in the entire league for the bulk of his games. He’s now injured, and he quit on his team. Signing him to anything more than a 2-3 year deal at $15-20mm per year would be a big mistake. The chances are good he’s out of the league in 3 years.

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