Scott Pioli ‘Really Impressed’ With How Lamar Jackson, Ravens Are Handling Contract Negotiations
Lamar Jackson’s contract scenario is without doubt one of the most talked-about topics within the NFL, however any hypothesis by pundits on the subject is strictly that. That’s as a result of Jackson and the Ravens are conserving the talks non-public.
NFL Network analyst and former NFL government Scott Pioli praised the quarterback and the group for the way in which they’ve dealt with negotiations on a contract extension that would make Jackson the highest-paid participant within the league.
“I know [General Manager] Eric DeCosta well and I know Lamar, and I had a chance to sit with them on-air but also on the side, and as one source said to me, they’re very optimistic that a deal can be reached,” Pioli mentioned. “And when I’ve watched, and I’ve talked to them on and off the record, and when you’re off the record sometimes, people try to drop things out there. Neither side, meaning Eric DeCosta and the front office and [John] Harbaugh, no one is trying to leak information out there to create leverage publicly to get the other side to do anything. When you talk to Lamar, he’s doing the same thing. They’re all keeping things very tight, very respectful, and sometimes that’s the best way that business can get done. Neither team is trying to drop a nugget in order to out-leverage the other side.
“So to me, I feel everybody is aware of this: Lamar goes to receives a commission. He’s been sitting nonetheless, ready as a result of excessive tides are elevating all boats. He’s going to receives a commission; he is aware of it. There was no cause for him to signal a deal in February, March or April as a result of there was no threat. As he sat there, his worth has gone up. And the underside line is the Baltimore Ravens by no means received upset or received annoyed as a result of they know that they need to pay the participant they usually’re keen to pay the participant. I’m actually impressed with how either side are dealing with this case.”