Lamar Jackson has established himself as one of the NFL’s biggest stars, and he’s also moonlighting as an agent.
The Baltimore Ravens quarterback is representing himself in negotiations with his team on an extension to his rookie contract.
Star quarterbacks have been the beneficiaries of several recent, massive extensions.
- Last month, the Buffalo Bills committed to Josh Allen on a six-year, $258 million deal, with $150 million guaranteed.
- The Dallas Cowboys’ Dak Prescott locked in $126 million on his four-year, $160 million contract in March.
- Last year, Patrick Mahomes inked a 10-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs worth $450 million with incentives that could bring it to $503 million. He’s guaranteed $140 million.
In addition to more guaranteed money, star quarterbacks have been negotiating more control over their careers: Both Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers had contract clauses blocking the use of the “franchise tag,” which teams may employ to keep a player for an additional year.
NFL agents typically take 3% of the contracts they negotiate, the maximum allowed by current NFLPA regulations. Jackson is instead consulting with several advisors, including his mother, Felicia Jones.
The 24-year-old is in his fourth NFL season and already has an MVP award to his name. He is one of 17 NFL players not currently represented by an agent.