June 13, 2024

Lamar Jackson, the quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens, had severe consequences for skipping OTAs this spring. The NFL MVP candidate for 2023 has decided not to take part in the Ravens’ optional program, one year after agreeing to a $260 million, five-year agreement.

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Jackson demonstrated his value to the league during the previous season, but the Ravens were unable to overcome ahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship. Jackson isn’t giving the NFL community the impression that he’s prepared to get to work and exact revenge on his opponents by refusing to attend OTAs with his colleaguesAccording to Mike Florio of NBC Sports, the two-time NFL MVP will forfeit $750,000 for missing voluntary organized team activities this offseason. Florio previously conjectured that Jackson might have been “miffed” by the Ravens front management for delaying his agreement.

He has to take part in 80 percent of the offseason sessions, with the exception of the required minicamp, in order to be eligible [for the workout incentive]. We’re informed that he has already missed too many workouts to be eligible for the $750,000 this year.Ravens DT Justin Madubuike sees his diligence pay off in sacks as free  agency approaches – Baltimore Sun

 

At first, it was thought that the yearly $750,000 payout was an offseason roster bonus. They are bonuses for the workout, not the case. His 2024 salary reduces from $32.5 million to $31.75 million if he doesn’t receive the bonus.

 

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