NFL rumors: Richard Sherman blasts NFL teams for insane approach to Lamar Jackson
Richard Sherman likes to make sure his voice is heard and he makes sure he’s loud and clear and has thoughts about Lamar Jackson.
With everything going on with Lamar Jackson right now — not being able to get the options he wants, and also messing around with the non-exclusive franchise tag — the Baltimore Ravens are making it difficult for other NFL teams to pick up Jackson.
A non-exclusive franchise tag means that an NFL team must give up at least two first-round picks. But if a team offers Jackson some money for a trade, the Baltimore Ravens can match Jackson and keep him.
Richard Sherman defends Lamar Jackson
Richard Sherman took to Twitter to explain how unhappy he is with other NFL teams and what they plan to do or not do with the Lamar Jackson situation.
Some teams prefer to lose. Or gamble on the same shots on Unpinned Babies in the hopes that he’ll be half a Lamar Jackson player. https://t.co/1spBXTKstK
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) March 8, 2023
Richard Sherman stated that “Some teams would rather lose. Or gamble on the same shots with unproven kids hoping to be half of Lamar Jackson.”
His attack on NFL teams didn’t go into specifics, but the Atlanta Falcons implied their stated interest in Lamar Jackson until the non-exclusive franchise tag was made.
The Atlanta Falcons weren’t the only team to withdraw their potential bid for Lamar Jackson — the Carolina Panthers, Miami Dolphins, Washington Leaders, and Las Vegas Raiders are said to have gone down the same route.
Richard Sherman isn’t the only person who has spoken out
There have been a few former NFL players who have come forward and mentioned how they feel. JJ Watt made sure his voice was heard too when it came to Jackson.
Why did all of these teams publicly “ditch” Lamar Jackson, the MVP winner in his prime at the most important position in the entire NFL?
What am I missing here?
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) March 7, 2023
Watt stated “Why have all these teams publicly ‘outed’ Lamar Jackson, winner of the MVP at his first position in the entire NFL? What am I missing here?”
Where the former NFL safety was, Ryan Clark made sure he broke it down a little more for everyone.
So, former MVP of the league, fourth in total wins since entering the league, entering his fifth year at the same age as upcoming rookie Stetson Bennett, he’s free to negotiate…but all these teams know before they talk to him that they’re good? Yes, there is no collusion! https://t.co/8hXVUygRoV
— Ryan Clark (@realrclark25) March 7, 2023
Will there be one NFL team take on Lamar Jackson, or will he just have to deal with being the Baltimore Ravens for another year?