NFL Draft 2023: Insider tips Lamar Jackson’s Ravens to draft top WR prospect amid former MVP’s contract debacle
Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens are yet to agree on a contract extension, and the franchise placed the non-exclusive tag on the former MVP. As a result, Jackson can sign with any team and the Ravens could lose him in exchange for two-first round picks.
As of now, no franchise has shown any interest in signing Jackson, and it's likely that he will stay in Baltimore. The Ravens recently signed former New England Patriots receiver Nelson Agholor to a one-year deal, but the franchise might look to add more receivers.
Ryan Wilson of CBS has projected the Ravens to draft wide receiver Quentin Johnston with the 22nd overall pick. Johnston, who impressed everyone at TCU, could become a solidified WR1 for Jackson, and that would be the best thing possible for him.
Lamar Jackson hasn't had the luxury of playing with an elite receiver throughout his tenure with the Baltimore Ravens, but if the franchise drafts Johnston, that scenario could change.
Quentin Johnston will emerge as a big and explosive target for the former NFL MVP, and together they can cause some havoc. Jackson has shown throughout his career that when healthy, he is one of the best quarterbacks in the league, and if the Ravens provide him with a quality receiver, we could Jackson get even better.
Lamar Jackson's future is still uncertain with the Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens franchise as a whole wants Lamar Jackson to stay with them, but so far they haven't offered a contract that the quarterback could sign. They have made him available to speak with other teams and seek a deal, but the wide assumption around the league is that the Ravens will match any offer sheet signed by Jackson.
Jackson is without a doubt one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL, but his injury troubles have become a roadblock to the Ravens offering him a fully guaranteed contract.
No other team is willing to offer him a fully guaranteed deal, therefore everyone is wondering what happens next for Jackson. He still does not have an agent, which many people say is a major concern.
Hopefully, Jackson will be able to sort out his future soon, as everyone wants to see him playing on the field next season full-heartedly.