John Harbaugh Provides Update on Lamar Jackson Extension Following Josh Allen Deal

Adam Taylor McKillop
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh provides an update on Lamar Jackson's contract extension following the Josh Allen deal in Buffalo.
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh provides an update on Lamar Jackson's contract extension following the Josh Allen deal in Buffalo. / Bryan Bennett/Getty Images

Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills set the bar for 2018 draft picks looking to sign extensions with their teams before the end of their rookie deals. Notably, that class includes Baltimore Ravens standout quarterback Lamar Jackson.

The most talented dual-threat QB we've seen since Michael Vick should garner a huge payday, however, that will happen when the time comes. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh recently commented on Jackson's potential contract extension. His response? More or less a 'punting' of the question while giving Baltimore fans nothing to be worried about.

Lamar Jackson Contract Extension

"There's really not a hurry for us. He's going to be our quarterback for years to come."

John Harbaugh on Lamar Jackson Contract

That's about as professional of an answer to this question as you can imagine. Clearly, Harbaugh is more focused on football and getting his team up to speed ahead of the NFL Preseason and start to the 2021 NFL season.

But, Allen's payday has fans curious about the other quarterbacks from the 2018 class, including Jackson and Cleveland Browns' QB Baker Mayfield.

While some questions remain about Jackson's accuracy, he's done nothing but produce wins and massive offensive value during his first three seasons in the league. Jackson finished the 2020 season with 1,005 rushing yards and 33 total touchdowns. His 1,005 rushing yards ranked top-10 in the league (for all rushers).

The Ravens understand their passing attack needs to take a step forward if they'll look to improve upon an 11-5 record and loss in the divisional round. Baltimore did surround Jackson with a talented WR (Rashod Bateman) in the NFL Draft and bringing in veteran Sammy Watkins.

However, at the end of the day, Harbaugh and his staff understand that Jackson's dual-threat capabilities are their bread and butter. Don't be surprised by some better threat in the passing game next year, but this team will continue to run, and run some more.

Currently, Baltimore owns very favorable -310 odds to make the playoffs on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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