Baltimore’s long national nightmare is officially over. Lamar Jackson is staying put.
On Thursday, the Baltimore Ravens announced that they’ve agreed in principle on a five-year contract with their star quarterback via an announcement video featuring the man himself.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter was first with the news.
Per NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, the deal is expected to top the five-year, $255 million contract Jalen Hurts recently signed with the Philadelphia Eagles, which would make Jackson the NFL’s highest-paid player.
“You know, for the last few months, there’s been a lot of he’s said, she’s said,” Jackson said in the announcement video. “A lot of nail biting, a lot of head scratching going on, but for the next five years, it’s a lot of flock going on. Let’s go baby. Let’s go. Let’s go man. Can’t wait to get there. Can’t wait to be there. Can’t wait to light up M&T for the next five years, man. Let’s get it.”
Jackson is referring to the standstill between himself and the Ravens that lasted all winter and culminated when he requested a trade from the team.
Clearly that didn’t happen, and now the Ravens have their quarterback for the next five years.