Lamar Jackson was awarded an ice cream flavor by a local Baltimore business, which prompted the Ravens to pay the franchise quarterback amid a contract stalemate.
By Jake Nisse of Dailymail.Com
Updated March 12, 2023 22:17, March 12, 2023 22:25
Lamar Jackson is looking for a big new contract from the Ravens, and a local Baltimore ice cream shop is joining the negotiations.
The new flavor, which features peanut butter and caramel ice cream, roasted peanuts and chocolate chips, was dubbed “Pay Lamar” by The Charmery after the Ravens gave Jackson a non-exclusive franchise tag of $32.416 million this week. was
Both teams have so far been unable to agree on a long-term deal after two years of negotiations, but the non-exclusive tag allows him to try and negotiate a mega deal with another team. rice field.
However, David Alima, co-owner of The Charmery, is desperate for Jackson to stay in town, believing Jackson “deserves all the money he feels he deserves”.
“I agree with him on whatever he thinks he’s worth,” he told the Baltimore Banner.
According to ESPN, Jackson wants a fully-guaranteed contract like the five-year, $230 million deal given to Deshawn Watson last year.
And despite winning the MVP award in 2019, Jackson’s clout seems surprisingly lacking.
As pointed out by ESPN’s Adam SchefterNo QB will sign an offer sheet with another team after getting a non-exclusive tag and end up with that new team.
And with Jackson seemingly unlikely to leave Baltimore, no team has yet taken any public interest in the star.
Additionally, it looks like the team’s next move, which is in need of some quarterbacks, has come true or is close to becoming a reality.
The Saints signed Derek Kerr, the Jets look close to signing Aaron Rodgers, and the Panthers are expected to draft a quarterback after trading the Bears’ first overall pick. increase.
Jackson isn’t the first Raven Charmery has paid homage to.
The shop also has a flavor dedicated to team kicker Justin Tucker.