Quarterback Lamar Jackson set Friday as his deadline to suspend negotiations on a contract extension with the Baltimore Ravens. Check it out.

Lamar Jackson : Contract extension | Ravens | Wife

Lamar Demeatrice Jackson Jr. (born January 7, 1997) is an American football quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL).

Lamar Jackson : Contract extension | Ravens | Wife

Personal information
Born: January 7, 1997 (age 25)
Pompano Beach, Florida
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school: Boynton Beach Community (Boynton Beach, Florida)
College: Louisville (2015–2017)
NFL Draft: 2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 32

He played college football at Louisville, where he won the Heisman Trophy during his sophomore year, and was selected by the Ravens as the final first round pick of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Jackson became the Ravens’ starting quarterback in his rookie season after an injury to incumbent Joe Flacco and clinched a division title with the team, also becoming the youngest NFL quarterback to start a playoff game at age 21.

The next year, Jackson set the season record for quarterback rushing yards and led the league in touchdown passes while bringing the Ravens to the top seed of the American Football Conference (AFC).

Contract extension 

The Baltimore Ravens announced Friday that they failed to come to terms on a contract extension with quarterback Lamar Jackson before his self-imposed deadline.

In the statement, Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta noted that the organization plans to resume contract talks with Jackson following the 2022 season:

As things stand, Jackson is set to play out the final year on his rookie deal in 2022, and he can become a free agent after the season if no long-term contract is reached and if the Ravens decline to place the franchise tag on him.

Lamar Jackson : Contract extension | Ravens | Wife

While Jackson and the Ravens have been discussing a new contract since at least the end of last season, indications have been that they remain somewhat far apart.

When healthy, Jackson is one of the most dynamic players in the NFL, and the Ravens’ success hinges primarily on him in 2022.

The upcoming season could be a make-or-break year for Jackson in terms of what kind of contract he gets, but the Ravens have an ace up their sleeve in that they can franchise him for 2023.

Lamar Jackson Ravens 

Jackson was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round with the 32nd overall pick in the draft, after trading up for the selection with the Philadelphia Eagles.

He was the fifth quarterback selected that year. On June 5, 2018, Jackson signed his rookie contract, reportedly worth $9.47 million with a $4.97 million signing bonus.

Lamar Jackson : Contract extension | Ravens | Wife

Jackson made his NFL debut relieving starting quarterback Joe Flacco in the second half of a 47–3 victory against the Buffalo Bills, finishing with 24 passing yards and 39 rushing yards, in the season opener.

Taking the field the day before his 22nd birthday, Jackson became the youngest quarterback start an NFL playoff game in a Wild Card rematch against the Chargers.

Despite being held to just 25 passing yards at one point in the fourth quarter by a stout Chargers defense, Jackson then passed for two touchdowns in four minutes to bring the Ravens back from a 20-point deficit to within a touchdown.

In Week 1, against the Las Vegas Raiders, Jackson finished with 235 passing yards, 86 rushing yards, a passing touchdown, but also lost two of three fumbles as the Ravens lost in overtime 27–33.

Against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 2, Jackson finished with 239 passing yards, 107 rushing yards, two interceptions, and three total touchdowns as the Ravens won 36–35, marking Jackson’s first win over Patrick Mahomes.

In Week 3, against the Detroit Lions, Jackson finished with 287 passing yards, 58 rushing yards, a passing touchdown in a close 19–17 win, as Ravens kicker Justin Tucker made an NFL record 66-yard field goal in the last seconds to win the game.


The QB is dating his college sweetheart, Jamie Taylor. Both went to the University of Louisville and have been dating since then.

Lamar Jackson : Contract extension | Ravens | Wife

Moreover, both Jackson and his girlfriend Taylor are private. They like to stay away from the public eye and media. There are little to no pictures of the couple on their social media platforms.

Although there is no official revelation from the couple about their relationship duration and her age.

It is speculated that she is in her early 20s and started dating two to three years ago. Lamar Jackson is 23 years old and plays as a QB for the Baltimore Ravens.

By Rishabh

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