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Lamar Jackson vs Jalen Hurts: Which QB Will Have a Higher Salary in 2023?

Deepesh Nair

Lamar Jackson, Jalen Hurts

After a long back and forth, the Lamar Jackson contract drama has finally come to an end. The revelation was made by Jackson through a video snippet on social media claiming that he has agreed on terms with the Ravens‘ management and will continue to play for the next five years. In a matter of seconds, this news circulated like Wildfire on the internet, with fans assembling to understand the value of this contract.

Recently the Eagles quarterback made headlines after he bagged a multi-year $255 million extension and enrolled himself as the highest-paid quarterback in the league. Disgruntled fans instantly panned their attention toward the Ravens’ management, asking for a much better deal for Jackson, and in no time, the announcement was made.

Has Lamar Jackson outnumbered Jalen Hurts in terms of salary?

The Eagles passer and the Ravens poster boy happen to be in the same boat when it comes to abilities and football skills. Both are emerging talents and possess the ability to change the landscape of their franchises. Hence it becomes essential to secure their future and develop a strong foundation moving forward.

Hurts, who became a runner-up in the Super Bowl contention, was clear to bag a multi-year deal, and likewise, the upper brass appreciated his presence by offering a five-year $255 million. On average, he will make somewhere around $51 million per year. Although the cap adjustments are bound to occur in the coming years.

Meanwhile, the Ravens came forward with a similar offer sheet and a better deal this time. Jackson was kept under the non-exclusive franchise tag worth $32.4 million and had a provision to negotiate with other NFL teams. But just a few hours before the 2023 draft, Baltimore released a snippet on their social media handles, announcing the good news.

It featured Jackson, exhibiting his happiness and promising to play for the next five years. “For the last few months, there’s been a lot of ‘he said, she said,’ a lot of nail-biting, a lot of head scratching going on,” Jackson said in the video. Per The New York Times, the deal is worth $260 million, and he will make around $52 million per year on average. It means he will earn $1 million extra compared to Hurts and justify his role for the side.

Jackson to kickstart a new beginning with this weapon

With a new extension, the 26-year-old can wholeheartedly focus on his game and devise plans for a championship title. To aid this motive, John Harbaugh recruited a former Super Bowl champion into the squad.

The star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr united with the team a couple of weeks ago after signing a one-year $18 million deal. His presence will surely uplift Jackson’s confidence, and no doubt the Ravens will look scary this season.

Beckham was quite clear about his intentions and mentioned overlooking the money aspect because he wanted to help the Ravens and become part of this team. He looked thirsty to win a championship for the side, and who could be a better option than Jackson calling plays from the center? With the NFL draft progressing, it will be interesting to see who else joins this team and bolster the Ravens’ offense under the leadership of Jackson and OBJ inside the locker room.

About the author

Deepesh Nair

Deepesh Nair


Deepesh is an NFL consultant at The SportsRush. Having started his career in journalism as a trending news correspondent, he has ventured into the world of sports reporting, and NFL happens to be his area of expertise. While the iconic duo of Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski excites him more than anything, he believes Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce might surpass the NFL greats someday. Apart from football, Deepesh loves following the royal game of Chess and cricket. Watching movies, coding, and fitness are some of his other pursuits off working hours.

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