On Friday, the Baltimore Ravens chose to sign quarterback Lamar Jackson for the fifth option year in their rookie contract.
Therefore, the 24-year-old Fulcrum will receive a deposit of $23.1 million in 2022. Jackson is one of the two first-round picks (32nd overall) for the Ravens in the 2018 auction.
That year, he was mainly Joe Flacco’s substitute. In the following season, he performed his best so far on the Goodall circuit. In 15 games, he scored 3127 yards in the air and 36 touchdowns. He also added 1,206 yards and seven sprint majors. These data also led him to be appointed as the MVP of Goodall Circuit in 2019.
Jackson was not very successful last year, but won his first playoff game. In the second round, he ended the campaign with a 17-3 loss to Buffalo Bills.
For the Carolina Panthers, the organization also chose to exercise options in the contract of quarterback Sam Darnold.
The third-ranked voter at the 2018 auction will earn $18.8 million in 2022. The Panthers passed several bids earlier this month, including the second round of bids in 2022, to acquire the New York Jets.
Carolina’s roster shows that it will trust the 23-year-old because he will not draft a quarterback on Thursday night, in the first round of the 2021 auction, and will put Teddy Bu Ridgewater was traded to Mustang Denver.
In 38 games since playing in the NFL, Darnold has completed 59.8% of his passes for 8,097 yards and 45 touchdowns. He was also the victim of 39 interceptions.
In Denver, the Broncos also took advantage of quarterback hunter Bradley Chubb. The latter had 12 quarterback sacks in his rookie season in 2018, a personal high. He has finished 7.5 this season. By 2022, Chubb’s income will reach 12.716 million US dollars.
In Green Bay, the Packers also exercised their fifth-year option with one of their own defenders, Jair Alexander. This means that someone with four interceptions in three seasons in the NFL will earn $13.294 million in 2022.