If the Baltimore Ravens do franchise tag Lamar Jackson it does not come close to the end of that story. The team is almost more likely to trade him if they do resort to the tag because it means that they are not coming to terms on a longer-term deal.
If that is the case, who are the teams most likely to trade for Lamar Jackson?
5. Would Indianapolis Colts trade Baltimore Ravens for Lamar Jackson?
The Baltimore Ravens may prefer to trade Lamar Jackson to the NFC, but the Indianapolis Colts may have the best offer. The reason is pretty obvious, the hold the number four overall pick. The Chicago Bears could trade Justin Fields for Lamar Jackson, but they have so many needs. The same can be said for the quarterback-needy Houston Texans, and the Arizona Cardinals are still committed to Kyler Murray.
So, the Indianapolis Colts have the highest draft pick that could net Lamar Jackson. Let’s just say it, their owner also may be the most prone to do something crazy, he did hire Jeff Saturday after all. Still, the job by Saturday got them this high of a pick, and now Jim Irsay may be able to leverage that pick for Lamar Jackson.
For the Ravens, a package centered around the number four overall pick has to be one of the more enticing offers out there. You just wonder how desperate the Colts are, and what exactly they would throw on top of that. The team could get quite the haul.