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The Baltimore Ravens have made a risky decision on their quarterback Lamar Jackson.
After being unable to sign him to a long-term deal, Baltimore decided to give Jackson the non-exclusive franchise tag.
That means other teams will be able to negotiate with their quarterback, in hopes to agree on a long-term deal.
If that happens, then the Ravens will have a chance to match any offer that Jackson agrees to.
Since Jackson was given this tag, most of the NFL teams around the league have been quiet about their interest in the QB.
Ian Rapoport helped clear up why teams are hesitant to make an offer for Jackson.
One of the key reasons is that Baltimore is expected to match any offer.
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) March 10, 2023
Also, Rapoport mentioned how making an offer for Jackson will essentially take that team out of the running for other free agents.
Since the Ravens have five days to match the offer, most of the top free agents will be gone by the time you get clarity on Jackson.
One team that could make a play for Jackson is the Atlanta Falcons.
They are in desperate need of a quarterback and have the cap space to get a deal done.
Plus, they play in a division that is the worst in the NFL, and Jackson would give them an immediate advantage over the other teams.
But, it appears that the Falcons have other plans.
Free agency is set to officially open on March 15.
Keep an eye on what teams make a play for the former MVP quarterback.
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