It’s been slightly less than one month since the Baltimore Ravens picked up the fifth-year option on quarterback Lamar Jackson in an expected move that links the 2019 NFL regular-season Most Valuable Player with the club through at least the 2022 campaign.
Most around the league believe it’s a matter of when and not if Jackson will sign a lucrative extension with the Ravens, but he didn’t seem too concerned about the situation when speaking with reporters Wednesday.
“If I’m being honest, I’m focusing on the season. I’m focusing on trying to win,” Jackson explained, according to Myles Simmons of Pro Football Talk. “I’m not really worried about if it gets done this year or next year. I’m just trying to build and stack, and we’re gonna see.”
The 24-year-old added he envisions himself staying a one-team and one-city pro.
“I would love to be here forever,” he said. “I love Baltimore. I love the whole organization. I love everybody in the building. But hopefully we’ll be making something happen pretty soon — or whenever.”
Back in March, Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta said that he was “confident and committed to try and get a long-term deal done and hopefully we can get that done at some point in the near future” when speaking about Jackson’s status.