Baltimore Ravens want Lamar Jackson back Next Season

The Baltimore Ravens want Lamar Jackson back next season, Hayes Gardner of The Baltimore Sun reports.

This is not a surprise, as franchise quarterbacks are hard to find. The question arose after Lamar missed the last five games of the regular season and the wildcard playoff game due to a knee injury. This was a knee injury that some believe he could’ve played through and maybe would have if he and the team had agreed upon a long-term contract extension before the season started.

That possible contract extension will also be discussed in most of this offseason. Jackson wants a contract and guaranteed money similar to what the Cleveland Browns gave Deshaun Watson. The Ravens have balked at giving him that kind of deal, and a stalemate has occurred because of this. The most likely scenario may be the Ravens placing the franchise tag on Jackson and leaving the long-term contract decision until after the 2023 season.

The Ravens lost to the Cincinnati Bengals last week in the Wildcard round of the playoffs. Those Bengals are 5.5-point underdogs (-104) versus the Buffalo Bills on Sunday and are +215 on the moneyline. The game has an over/under of 48.5, over (-115), and under (-105). You can find the lines and props for this game and all others on the FanDuel Sportsbook.