Ravens DL Calais Campbell says QB Lamar Jackson wants to be in Baltimore
The Baltimore Ravens still have not been able to resolve their situation with quarterback Lamar Jackson, who looks to be asking for a fully-guaranteed contract. While reports of ongoing negotiations with Jackson have been scarce to this point in the offseason, veteran defensive lineman Calais Campbell told reporters on NFL Network that the superstar signal caller wants to be in Baltimore long-term.
Speaking about the ongoing negotiations, Campbell made it clear that despite the potential leverage that free agency gives players who wish to seek a change in scenery, Jackson wants to get a deal done. The defensive lineman mentioned how he wants to stay with the Ravens, and that the fact that he wants to get something done is the most important part.
Calais Campbell on @nflnetwork on Lamar Jackson: “He wants to get a deal done and that’s the most important part. Sometimes guys who are part of a team and don’t want to be there anymore, use (free agency) as an opportunity to go elsewhere. But he wants to be (with the #Ravens).”
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This development should bode well for the Ravens if Campbell’s assessment is correct. Without their franchise quarterback under center, Baltimore’s legitimacy as a contender in the loaded AFC would be questionable at best, and any desire on Jackson’s part to stay put in Maryland would be good news.
For now, though, Ravens fans will have to sit tight and hope that something of substance develops as Baltimore makes their offers for a long-term deal that would secure his services for years to come.