Ravens' Patrick Queen on Lamar Jackson: 'I Wanna See Him Get the Bag' in New Contract

Doric SamJanuary 26, 2023

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - DECEMBER 04: Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens watches the game against the Denver Broncos at M&T Bank Stadium on December 04, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
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Star quarterback Lamar Jackson doesn't appear to be giving the Baltimore Ravens a discount when it comes to negotiations for his new contract, but he has the support of at least one of his teammates.

Linebacker Patrick Queen told Kay Adams he hopes to see Jackson get paid what he's worth this offseason, which should be a massive contract for the 2019 NFL MVP.

"I want to see him get the bag. I think he deserves it," Queen said. "Great guy, great leader, great player. Just all around a football player and somebody that our team jells with a lot and loves and would do anything for. So I definitely want to see Lamar stay in Baltimore and get paid, and try to go on a Super Bowl run."

Jackson missed the final five games of the 2022 season as well as Baltimore's AFC Wild Card loss to the Cincinnati Bengals while recovering from a knee injury he suffered in Week 13. He stated on Twitter before that playoff game that he was dealing with a Grade 2 PCL sprain.

In his 12 appearances, Jackson threw for 2,242 yards, 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions while also adding 764 rushing yards and three scores. While he is one of the premier talents in the NFL, this marks the second consecutive year that the 26-year-old missed significant time.

Still, the Ravens are hoping to keep Jackson for the remainder of his NFL career. He has no agent and represents himself in contract negotiations, so the franchise is already aware of what it takes to make him happy after failing to sign him to an extension prior to last season.

Baltimore will have until early March to sign Jackson before being forced to use its franchise tag to stop him from becoming an unrestricted free agent. If Queen and the rest of the Ravens get their way, it won't come to that.