Lamar Jackson Tweeted that he might leave the Ravens, but John Harbaugh isn’t ready to let him go
We’re gearing up for the 104th NFL season that officially starts on September 7, 2023. With many teams preparing for week 1, Lamar Jackson has Tweeted that he may be leaving the Baltimore Ravens. As he posted his messages, Head of the Ravens, John Harbaugh was in a press conference in Phoenix. The reporters saw the Tweets and bombarded John with questions.
This isn’t the first time hearing about Jackson and the Ravens. They’ve been in discussions about his NFL future for two years now, and we were expecting to see him in week 1 of the 2023 NFL season. However, it’s clear from the posts that he’s not happy with how much the team is offering him in terms of remuneration.
During the press conference, John Harbaugh had the following to say:
“You’ve got two sides that appreciate each other here. Lamar believes in us and we believe in Lamar, and we know where we want to go forward. It’s a monetary thing. That can be figured out, that can be worked out. It’s just a matter of negotiating and you just continue down that road and eventually it will work out. There are always going to be creative ways to figure that stuff out.”
Listen, if they haven’t sorted out a financial solution at this time, I’m not sure what makes John think they will be able to now. The Tweets must have shocked him, who had to quickly recover when reporters saw them before him. It isn’t an easy position to answer questions on the spot like that, not knowing what’s happening at HQ.
Still, he is the Head of the Baltimore Ravens, so here’s hoping he knows what he’s talking about. It isn’t always as clear-cut as just agreeing to a number, so there will still be negotiations. Plus, even if you request a trade, it doesn’t mean you’ll get it. Perhaps the other teams won’t be able to afford him either.
We’ll have to wait and see where he’ll play quarterback this coming NFL season.