While the Baltimore Ravens have been quiet so far in free agency, the team has been one of the most talked about franchises of the offseason, and for good reason. The circumstances surrounding their negotiations with quarterback Lamar Jackson remain mired in mystery, and as time passes, it seems that an extension for the MVP signal caller will continue to be a hot topic for the foreseeable future.
Former Ravens offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr. made his feelings on the matter known in an ESPN interview on Thursday. He told the crew on “Get Up” that he believes Jackson deserves a fully guaranteed contract, saying that his status, his ability, his leadership and his qualities off the field make him qualified for fully-guaranteed money.
“His status, his ability, the things that he’s shown as a leader, his qualities off the field, I don’t know if there’s anybody more deserving right now,” Brown said. “I personally believe he definitely deserves a fully-guaranteed deal.”
Brown just signed a contract with the Cincinnati Bengals that provided generous guarantees and seems to think that Jackson deserves every bit as much, if not more than he got. Negotiations with Jackson are ongoing, and with no end in sight, Ravens fans will have to wait to see just how much money Baltimore will be willing to shell out to keep their franchise quarterback under center for years to come.
Story originally appeared on Ravens Wire