CRAWFORD | Lamar Jackson signs four-year contract with Ravens
Lamar Jackson has signed his rookie contract with the Baltimore Ravens. No terms were disclosed, but he's slated to receive a four-year deal with $9.5 million, and a $5 million signing bonus.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Former University of Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson has signed his contract with the Baltimore Ravens, the team announced today.
No terms were disclosed, but Jackson was slotted to receive a four-year contract worth $9.5 million with a $5 million signing bonus.
Jackson may keep a little more of his first professional deal, because he has been working without an agent.
On NFL Draft night, the Ravens traded with the Philadelphia Eagles to take Jackson with the final pick of the first round, the No. 32 overall pick.
Jackson earned generally positive reviews after his first week of minicamp. Baltimore coach John Harbaugh told The Baltimore Sun: “Until you put your eyes on a guy on your practice field, it’s all just your imagination up until to that point. The thing that I was really impressed with, I thought he was accurate. You read the reports and stuff like that, but he’s a naturally talented thrower. He’s got natural arm talent. I think that’s something that people were questioning. To see him out there throwing the ball naturally and very accurately, I thought was a big plus.”
In his Heisman Trophy career in Louisville, Jackson became the only player in major college football history to run for 1,500 yards and throw for 3,500 yards in a season, and he did that in both his sophomore and junior seasons.
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