Lamar Jackson must get on his agent about these contract talks. The Ravens are making their annual run to the playoffs and Jackson could have a probability to chase down Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen for MVP honors, but by some means he is about to develop into a free agent.
Jackson is his own agent, in fact, and contract talks are paused after the 2 sides failed to satisfy Jackson’s deadline for a deal before the beginning of this season. He reportedly turned down a six-year, $274 million offer from the Ravens because only (yeah, only) $133 million was fully guaranteed — well in need of the fully guaranteed $230 million Deshaun Watson got from the Browns over five years.
It’s pretty amazing that Baltimore has let this drag on this long, even when it has the power to franchise-tag him for the subsequent couple of seasons.
Speaking of winners, I’m not amongst them for the primary time in three weeks. I used to be 6-8 against the spread last week because of collapses by the Bills and Cowboys, and the Jaguars not covering by half some extent. We were 2-2 on best bets, and this week we’re going to again ride with the Lions as they face the Giants. We’re also taking the Titans over the Packers, the Falcons over the Bears and the Eagles over the Colts.
- Last week: 6-8 against the spread.
- Season record: 69-78-5 ATS (Plays of the week are 9-13-2)