Lamar Jackson reacts to tweet about the Ravens not paying him
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has made it known that he’s looking for a new contract before the start of the 2022 season, admittedly though it has to be at the price he’s looking for.
While both the Ravens and Jackson are motivated to get a deal done, it seems unlikely that an extension is reached prior to Week 1. That hasn’t stopped Jackson from having some fun with the situation on social media, however.
Jackson was previously seen shooting down rumors and liking tweets of himself in a Miami Dolphins jersey last week. This week, he took a different approach.
The former MVP responded to a tweet poking fun at the Ravens for not paying their star quarterback yet, and Jackson seemed to express approval. At the very least, he was certainly amused by the meme.
Lamar Jackson wants the Ravens to pay him
Jackson’s ongoing contract negotiations with the Ravens have dominated the offseason new cycle, but those conversations should quiet down for at least a few months once the season begins.
Jackson has set a self-imposed deadline of Week 1 for any contract extension talks. That means that if the Ravens and Jackson can’t come to an agreement before next Sunday, the two sides won’t revisit discussions until January at the earliest.
It’s a tricky situation for everyone involved and Jackson seems to be releasing some of the tension with his social media activity. While some may see this as Jackson expressing his displeasure, others see it differently.
Mark Andrews recently defended Jackson regarding his social media antics pleading with those criticizing the former All-Pro to “let him live his life” while insisting that Jackson “just has fun with it.”
As Andrews said, “Lamar has always been Lamar.”
It’s probably best not to read much into any developments that occur on social media. Andrews is probably right here. This is just a case of Lamar being Lamar.
Lamar Jackson understandably wants to get paid the dollar figure he believes he’s worth and he’s just having a little fun with the situation on social media. At least that’s what Ravens fans are hoping is the case.