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Lamar Jackson Says Adam Schefter Is Lying About How Much Money He Turned Down From Ravens

In the words of Optimus Prime, “there’s more to them than meets the eye” when it comes to this situation between Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens. An update was given, on Lamar Jackson’s part, that further questions Adam Schefter’s credibility as a trustworthy reporter. Back in September, Schefter reported that the Ravens offered Lamar a contract that had $200 million in fully guaranteed money, but the quarterback had turned it down.

Lamar supposedly made a counteroffer, according to Kyle P. Barber of Baltimore Beatdown. The counteroffer reportedly was in excess of the massive 5-year deal that Deshaun Watson got from the Cleveland Browns.

This is Schefter’s full quote on the alleged contract Jackson was offered:

“Chris Mortensen and I reported on this last September, when Lamar Jackson was offered a deal that he turned down. A deal that included at the time he was offered $133 million due at signing,” Schefter said. “$133 million guaranteed. The contract also had injury guarantees that brought the guarantees to $175 million and it then had a springing guarantee that could’ve brought the value for the contract, the guaranteed money of the contract to $200 million in guarantees… and yes, those were the actual numbers and that was the situation. So those really were the guarantees for Lamar Jackson.”

However, it seems that Lamar has publicly denied the Schefter reports. He quote retweeted the story posted by Baltimore Beatdown, using a GIF saying “cap” – meaning that he was lying. He didn’t stop there, as the quarterback commented down below saying:

“133/3years fully guaranteed but I need the agent?” with a few emojis added in.

If that’s truly what the Ravens offered him, then they better step their game up. Lamar posted another tweet right after saying, “People throw (sh*t) at the wall and hope it stick.”

Currently, the Ravens have placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on Lamar. This allows him to negotiate deals with other potential suitors, bring that offer back to the Ravens, and give the organization the chance to either match it or deal him for two first-round picks.

This Lamar/Ravens marriage looks more and more like it’s heading for a divorce.