Lamar Jackson's Tweet Clears the Air on Fears of Contract Holdout

Adam Taylor McKillop
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson's Tweet clears the air on potential fears of a contract holdout.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson's Tweet clears the air on potential fears of a contract holdout. / Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Although both sides have expressed interest in a long-term deal, Lamar Jackson remains in a standstill with the Baltimore Ravens regarding his current contract negotiations. This is the last year of his fully guaranteed deal before hitting free agency in 2023, and the Ravens have the option to apply the franchise tag if need be.

While Jackson's contract remains a point of possible contention, the team began its first summer workouts in offseason OTAs. Notably, Jackson is away from the team working out on his own with several wide receivers.

Even knowing this, there's still a distinct fear of a contract holdout as seen with other NFL stars such as Kyler Murray and Deebo Samuel.

Jackson took to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon, potentially clearing the air on any fears of him holding out.

Lamar Jackson OTAs

The stud dual-threat quarterback retweeted a Ravens post with video of the team's first official day of OTA practices. Jackson's tweet simply read "Can’t wait to get back" with a series of emojis.

It's clear Jackson is excited to get back to work with his teammates and focus on football. When he will show up remains a question, but OTAs are strictly voluntary.

Ravens fans eagerly await the debut of their 2019 league MVP at summer workouts, but there's no sense of rush quite yet.

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