Lamar Jackson Rumors: Ravens QB's Mother 'Not Involved' in Contract Negotiations

AP Photo/Julio Cortez Lamar Jackson has not used his mother to extend his contract with the Baltimore Ravens, despite reports to the contrary. Mike Florio, ProFootballTalk, reported that Jackson's mother Felicia Jones was advising him. However, she is not negotiating with Ravens. Jones, the quarterback's first-round pick in 2018, negotiated Jackson’s rookie contract. He has never been represented by a formal agent. Ian Rapoport, NFL Network, stated that his "business manager" is still Jane Jones (Warning: NSFW Language). Florio says Jackson has many advisers, but not one certified agent who negotiates on his behalf. Jackson will be under contract for another two seasons, after the Ravens exercised their fifth-year option. According to Spotrac, Jackson will be subject to a cap hit of $3 million in 2021. This increases to $23 million by 2022. However, the 24-year-old could be eligible for a long term extension in this offseason which could prove to be his biggest deal yet. Patrick Mahomes, the Kansas City Chiefs' star, signed a 10-year contract worth $503 million last offseason. Jackson, like Mahomes earned the NFL MVP award his second season. The Ravens' star has been a top dual-threat player in the league with 5,884 passing yards, 62 passing touchdowns and 2,211 rushing yards. He also had 14 rushing touchdowns and 221 passing yards over the past two seasons. Baltimore has also a 24-6 regular season record with Jackson at center. This could result in a major new deal for the quarterback. However, the unconventional style of negotiation could cause serious questions. Jason La Canfora, CBS Sports's correspondent, stated that the NFL players association "tried unsuccessfully to help."

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