The Baltimore Ravens weren’t the only team interested in the services of Lamar Jackson before he signed a historic extension.
The Ravens star, who was initially given the non-exclusive franchise tag in March, revealed Thursday that other clubs contacted him, but he was never interested in leaving Baltimore, according to Jori Epstein of Yahoo Sports.
“I really didn’t care for other teams,” Jackson told reporters. I just really wanted to get something done here. I wanted to be here. Other teams (are) cool, but I want to be a Raven.”
He added: “I really want to finish my career here and win a Super Bowl here.”
Jackson and the Ravens had gone through months of tumultuous negotiations before the organization agreed last week to make him the highest-paid player in NFL history with a five-year extension reportedly worth $260 million. The pact also contains $185 million in guaranteed money.
Jackson previously revealed he requested a trade this year, and there were rumors that he wanted a fully-guaranteed deal like Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson.