Still no long-term contract for Lamar Jackson. In negotiations throughout the offseason, the Maryland franchise and the player had set a deadline for this Friday to reach an agreement. Without success, as General Management Eric DeCosta announced in a statement released on Friday.
“Despite the efforts of both parties, we have not reached an agreement with Lamar Jackson. We really appreciate the way he handled all these negotiations, and we are excited for our team and Lamar, his spearhead. We will continue to work to find a long-term agreement, but at the moment our focus is on the 2022 season and the successes to come. ”
So far, Lamar Jackson seems to have separated the contractual part from the sporting part, never going on strike to add pressure on his team to sign more quickly.