The Baltimore Ravens have decided to use their franchise tag on star quarterback Lamar Jackson for the upcoming 2022 NFL season, according to reports. Jackson, the 2019 MVP, has been a key player for the Ravens since he was drafted in 2018, leading them to two playoff appearances.
However, it seems like Jackson’s future with the Ravens might be in question after the news broke that he was among the top 12 players likely to be pursued by teams in the 2023 free agency. This means that while the Ravens have secured Jackson for next season, they might have to battle with other NFL teams in the near future to keep their star quarterback.
According to CBS Sports, teams like the Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, and New England Patriots are among those who could make a push for Jackson if he becomes a free agent in 2023. The young quarterback’s talent and potential make him a highly sought-after player, and several teams are already anticipating the opportunity to land him.
For now, though, the Ravens and Jackson are focused on the upcoming season. With the franchise tag in place, Jackson will earn a significant pay raise and will have the opportunity to lead his team to another successful year. However, the looming possibility of a free agency battle in just two years time adds an extra layer of intrigue to Jackson’s future with the Ravens.