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10 hours ago, T-Dub said:



Thought that stat sounded a lil cherrypicked myself...  Who can really say what kind of QB he is, coming from that offense and that organization? Certainly good enough to build around but they saw what JB did last year & got desperate for someone they thought could compete at that level, no matter the cost.  After that it was just Cleveland being Cleveland.



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21 hours ago, Griever said:

Lamar Jackson has a social-media message for the world (or at least the Ravens): “I need $”

Posted by Mike Florio on July 9, 2022, 11:48 AM EDT

The Ravens have been ready to give quarterback Lamar Jackson a big pile of money. Until recently, he hasn’t been ready to take it. He apparently has now developed a real sense of urgency.


Both Jackson’s Twitter page and his Instagram page have a photo with this message: “I need $.”


Jackson may not appreciate the attention that the gesture will generate, but what does he expect? After months of not wanting to reach into owner Steve Bisciotti’s wide-ass-open vault, Jackson now seems ready to have the Brink’s truck back up to his doorstep.


He clearly deserves a second contract. The challenge becomes selecting the right dollars and structure. The Browns gave quarterback Deshaun Watson $230 million over five years, fully guaranteed. Why shouldn’t Jackson, the 2019 NFL MVP, expect the same deal — if not more?


The Ravens surely don’t want to fully guarantee five years at $46 million annually, given the possibility that the wear and tear from playing the position in a very physical way will catch up to him before the next five years expire. And that’s one of the biggest drawbacks of long-term, fully-guaranteed contracts. If the player can’t earn the money, the team needs someone else to play. And the team has less cap space for rewarding those other players who are playing, given the resources given to someone who is either too injured to play or no longer on the team.


Regardless, Jackson seems to be ready to get a deal done. The best way to do it would be to hire a good agent. The best way for the Ravens to make that happen could be to offer to gross up the contract value to cover the percentage of the compensation that gets paid as a fee — if as many believe Jackson doesn’t have an agent simply because he doesn’t want to pay one or two or three percent of the total amount to the person who negotiates it.

The max an agent can charge for negotiating an NFL contract is 3%.  You have to be crazy to not have a great one negotiating for you when discussing $100 mil plus..  

It’s just another indicator that Jackson isn’t all that bright.  To wait until July to declare he is ready to get a deal done is another.  This is shit you try to get done late in the season or before the draft. You don’t wait until July. 

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On 7/5/2022 at 9:50 PM, BlackJesus said:

Mac Jones finally decided to start working out ... Face is unrecognizable, but biceps also don't make you play qb better. 


New Mac 



Old Mac (college champion version)



Is that for real?  Duke should just quit playing football.  That's an embarrassment. 


Does the transformed body help him throw better?  Nope.  The confidence he likely has from accomplishing that could help a lot.  We'll see.

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