Why Lamar Jackson’s Contract Stalemate Will Continue

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Sports Illustrated

By Andrew Brandt Andrew Brandt examines every angle of the deal that couldn’t get done, plus who has the leverage moving forward. I found Lamar Jackson’s negotiation with the Ravens, which did not result in an agreement, to be the most interesting player-contract negotiation in the NFL this offseason. As Jackson and the Ravens now retreat to their respective corners for the 2022 season, we can look back and examine the issues in play that, I believe, prevented the two sides from reaching common ground. The elephant in the room: Deshaun Watson At the moment Watson signed his five-year, fully gu…

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