Aaron Rodgers and Lamar Jackson are both heading into an off-season of uncertainty. Rodgers is taking personal time before he makes a decision on whether or not he wants to continue his playing career. If he does decide he wants to keep playing, the question of “where” will need to be answered. Lamar Jackson is in an extremely rare situation. At 26 years old, the former MVP quarterback will be an unrestricted free agent this off-season. Jackson and the Ravens negotiating a deal for over a year, but so far they’ve been unable to reach an agreement. Mark Andrews, the star tight end for the Baltimore Ravens, was asked about the two quarterbacks and their contracts. This is what he had to say.
Mark Andrews Says Lamar Jackson Should Make More Than Aaron Rodgers
Mark Andrews made an appearance on Von Miller’s podcast yesterday and spoke to Aaron Rodgers and Lamar Jackson. Both of them were very high in their praise of Jackson, comparing him favorably to Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers signed a massive three-year $150 million contract on March 8th, 2022. This is what they had to say:
“He does more than Aaron Rodgers,” Miller said. “. . . Aaron Rodgers is getting $50 million a year…”
“You’re speaking facts, man. Everything you said is true,” responded Andrews. “He deserves it, he deserves more, man. He’s a fierce competitor, every time he steps on that field, he’s the one. He’s the guy, there’s no one like him. So he’s a very special guy. I know he’s going to get paid, and I just hope that the deal gets done. I know the Ravens want to get the deal done, and I think that he wants to be a Raven as well, so hopefully, both parties can get together and get that done. You know how that is, though.”
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Lamar Jackson had an incredible 2019 season. It was his first full season as a starter and the threw for 3,127 yards and 36 touchdowns. He also rushed for an NFL quarterback-record 1,206 yards with six scores. His performance that season won him the NFL MVP award. He followed that up with another impressive season in 2020 but has been limited to 12 games each of the last two years. That included missing crucial late-season starts for Baltimore. Even so, it’s hard to place a value on a player of his talent who could just be entering his prime as a passer.