We have agreed in principle to a 5-year contract extension with QB @Lj_era8‼️
— Baltimore Ravens (@Cuervos) April 27, 2023
There’s a news dump from Friday, and then there’s a news dump from Day 1 of the NFL draft.
That’s precisely where news of Lamar Jackson’s extension fell when the Baltimore Ravens announced they agreed in principle to sign the former 2019 NFL MVP to a five-year contract extension.
There was much consternation during the offseason when the Ravens placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on Jackson. In theory, any team could also have dealt with Jackson. The problem is that they would have to give up two first-round picks to acquire Jackson’s playing rights on top of the new contract.
Twitter was relieved that Jackson agreed in principle with the Ravens. These are some of the best shots.
LFGGGGG!!!!! WE ARE WINNING THE SUPERBOWL
— Westbrook Honest Fan (@Honest_LakerFan) April 27, 2023
Baltimore has always been a smart organization 🔥
—Jeff Lightsy Jr. (@jlightsy7) April 27, 2023
Congratulations to Lamar Jackson and the Ravens! His hard work and dedication have paid off. Keep pushing to reach new heights and inspire others to do the same.
– Carlos Gil (@carlosgil83) April 27, 2023
Lamar Jackson signing a contract to bring generational wealth to his family, five years after sitting in the green room with his mother, watching the picks go by as he went down in the draft… it’s hard not to get excited. What a player. what a story pic.twitter.com/C7olaL9bwy
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) April 27, 2023
Very interested to see how Lamar Jackson will fare in this offensive ‘new look’ for the Ravens.
But they need to do better than OBJ. The Ravens WR group has been ridiculously bad for years.
— J🍩ey Bag 🍩f D🍩nuts 🍩 (@joeybagovdonuts) April 27, 2023
Lamar Jackson was available. Teams in need of QB decided to stick with Desmond Ridder, Sam Howell and whatever the Colts are up to. Remember when those teams go 4-13 this year…
— Aaron Goldhammer (@HammerNation19) April 27, 2023
Obj x Lamar Jackson crazy duo ✅
— Ku-Kul-Kan (@1_Quamechoco) April 27, 2023
Lamar Jackson going from “should move to WR” to “highest paid player in NFL history” 🥲
—K$H (@Khalilelon_) April 27, 2023
The Lamar Jackson chapter is now closed!
Congratulations to him!!
— Alfonso the Great ⚔️ (@IceQuiller) April 27, 2023
Sorry for the people who paid attention to the free agency updates on lamar jackson. I wish this was the Justin Timberlake movie so I could give you precious time back.
— Amare Meyers (@amare_meyers) April 27, 2023
Lamar Jackson landed the highest-paying contract in the NFL without an agent.
To summarize, always bet on yourself
— BIG DREAM 💤 (@GodBodyXali) April 27, 2023
Lamar Jackson just secured the bag! 💰
He resigned with the Baltimore Ravens on a 5-year, $260 million contract ($52 million annually), making him the highest-paid new QB in the NFL.
— Adamo Marinelli (@adamo_marinelli) April 27, 2023
Lamar Jackson is worth a lot more than that deal he just signed for.
— Fire Dan Campbell (@coolat23) April 27, 2023