Lamar Jackson’s landmark Ravens deal makes Saints-Derek Carr contract look even better

It took them long enough, but the Baltimore Ravens finally rewarded Lamar Jackson with the long-term deal he earned — a landmark contract extension reportedly valued at $52 million per year over five years, carrying a whopping $185 million in guarantees. Good for him.

It’s good for the New Orleans Saints, too, because it further justifies the deal they reached with Derek Carr in free agency. Here’s where their starting quarterback ranks among his peers now that Jackson has reached this agreement with Baltimore:

1. Lamar Jackson

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Team: Baltimore Ravens

AAV: $52 million (5-year, $260M deal)

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2. Jalen Hurts

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Team: Philadelphia Eagles

AAV: $51 million (5-year, $255M deal)

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3. Aaron Rodgers

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Team: New York Jets

AAV: $50.27 million (5-year, $150.815M deal)

4. Russell Wilson

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Team: Denver Broncos

AAV: $49 million (5-year, $245M deal)

5. Kyler Murray

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Team: Arizona Cardinals

AAV: $46.1 million (5-year, $230.5M deal)

6. Deshaun Watson

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Team: Cleveland Browns

AAV: $46 million (5-year, $230M deal)

7. Patrick Mahomes

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Team: Kansas City Chiefs

AAV: $45 million (10-year, $450M deal)

8. Josh Allen

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Team: Buffalo Bills

AAV: $43 million (Six-year, $258M deal)

T-9. Daniel Jones

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Team: New York Giants

AAV: $40 million (Four-year, $160M contract)

T-9. Dak Prescott

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Team: Dallas Cowboys

AAV: $40 million (Four-year, $160M contract)

T-9. Matthew Stafford

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Team: Los Angeles Rams

AAV: $40 million (Four-year, $160M contract)


12. Derek Carr

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Team: New Orleans Saints

AAV: $37.5 million (Four-year, $150M contract).

Story originally appeared on Saints Wire