Here's What a Lamar Jackson Trade Package Will Look Like
One of the NFL's main offseason storylines centers around the Baltimore Ravens being unable to reach a long-term deal with franchise quarterback Lamar Jackson. The saga took a massive turn Monday as the superstar gunslinger took to Twitter to announce that he's requested a trade from the Ravens.
"As of March 2nd I requested a trade from the Ravens organization," Jackson wrote on Twitter (@Lj_era8). He added that he requested a trade due to Baltimore not being "interested in meeting my value."
At only 26 years old, the majority of Jackson's career is ahead of him, meaning interested parties should be doing anything they can to land him. Here's a look at what a potential trade package could look like.
Lamar Jackson Trade Rumors
As with most elite talents, the return in a Jackson trade likely won't be what the Ravens want. Nevertheless, CBS Sports' Cody Benjamin reported over the weekend that any potential trade "likely begin" with at least two first-round picks.
Deshaun Watson's trade to the Cleveland Browns last season could also be an indicator of what the Ravens could get back for Jackson. The Houston Texans received three first-rounders as well as third- and fourth-round picks in the deal, which is significant considering how Watson had missed the previous campaign entirely.
Meanwhile, Jackson is coming off another solid campaign for the Ravens. While he only played 12 games due to injury, he still threw for 2,242 passing yards and 17 touchdowns (to seven interceptions) while turning 112 carries into 764 rushing yards and another three TDs. In other words, it won't be surprising if suitors need to cough up more than two first-rounders.
It'll be interesting to see where Jackson is playing come Week 1. Teams like the Washington Commanders and Atlanta Falcons are constantly mentioned as potential landing spots, though both have reportedly indicated they're not interested. The Indianapolis Colts are the latest team in the mix with their fourth overall pick at the NFL Draft giving them one of the bigger trade pieces out there.
Regardless of where he ends up, any team rostering a player with Jackson's abilities will be better because of him.
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