“The Future of Lamar Jackson’s Career with the Ravens Hangs in the Balance After Franchise Tag Use and Potential Trade”

Baltimore Ravens’ quarterback Lamar Jackson’s future with the team remains up in the air as the franchise placed a non-exclusive franchise tag on him. This move allows Jackson to negotiate with other teams, but the Ravens can match any offer he receives. The tag ensures that the Ravens will keep Jackson, at least for the upcoming season, but it also raises questions about his long-term future with the team.

ESPN reports that the Ravens used the franchise tag on Jackson, which will pay him around $24 million for the upcoming season. Yahoo Sports says the move is a definitive message to Jackson, indicating that the team is committed to him, but they are also protecting themselves from losing him in the future.

Meanwhile, Cleveland.com reports that if the Houston Texans’ quarterback Deshaun Watson’s fully guaranteed $230 million deal ends up costing the Ravens Jackson, it could shake up the AFC North. Watson’s deal makes him the highest-paid player in the NFL and could influence future quarterback contracts.

With Jackson’s uncertain future with the team, ESPN also ranks potential NFL teams that could fit Jackson if the Ravens decide to trade him. The report considers factors such as team needs, salary cap space, and draft capital.

Overall, Jackson’s future with the Ravens remains unresolved, and only time will tell if the franchise tag will lead to a long-term commitment from the team or if Jackson will end up playing elsewhere.