The Baltimore Ravens are preparing for training camp as the 2022 season draws closer and closer. There is plenty of excitement surrounding the team, as they are looking to bounce back following a disappointing 8-9 season that saw them miss the playoffs for the first time since 2017.
Part of the reason why they went on a six-game losing streak to end the year was the absence of quarterback Lamar Jackson, who suffered a bone bruise in Week 14 and missed the rest of the year. There has been plenty to talk about surrounding the fifth-year quarterback, with his looming contract extension at the forefront of it all. He recently changed some of his pictures on social media to a photo of an “I Need $” grill from the movie “How High”. Many took it as a message to Baltimore in regards to his contract extension. However, in an interview with Safid Deen of USA Today, he clarified that wasn’t the case, saying that he watched the movie and wanted to post it because he thought it was funny.
“I don’t know why people are blowing it up. I just saw Bleacher Report post it. They just take anything that’s posted on social media and just blow it up, and try to think for you. I don’t take it too seriously…They’re making it seem like I’m talking to the Ravens when I’m not. Our contract discussion is going on already. But it ain’t about that though. I’m not putting my business life on social media. I won’t ever do that. I won’t put my personal life on social media. I’ll show stuff, but I won’t throw subliminal [messages] out. That’s not me.”
Jackson and the Ravens haven’t currently agreed on a contract extension, and many are wondering when or even if a deal will get done. The quarterback told the media that he and the team are having conversations and that he envisions himself in Baltimore for the remainder of his career. Many hope that the two sides can agree on a deal soon, and Jackson will earn every penny of any contract that he signs.