Lamar Jackson Requested Ravens Aquire DeAndre Hopkins & OBJ: Report
Lamar Jackson reportedly told the Baltimore Ravens to acquire DeAndre Hopkins, and Odell Beckham Jr. this offseason. According to Michael Lombardi, Jackson said that if they can get it done, “we can talk.” Lombardi discussed what he’s been hearing from sources inside the organization on his podcast, The Lombardi Line.
“I was told reliably by someone who’s involved, that Lamar told them ‘get Hopkins and get Beckham,’” he said on the show. The team has successfully acquired one of its targets in Beckham. As for Hopkins, Lombardi says the team feels they won’t be able to afford to bring in both star receivers.
Lamar Jackson With The Ravens In 2022
When the team welcomed Beckham, last week, he made no indication that Jackson would be coming back as a result of the news. “Lamar, if you’re watching, I would love to get to work with you,” the former Super Bowl champion said with a smile. “The goal was to come here and have that possibility to play with him.”
Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta has said that the team is operating with Jackson still in their plans for 2023. “Lamar’s in our plans; we love Lamar,” DeCosta previously said. “Our feelings about Lamar have not changed one bit since the end of the season. We’re hopeful still that we’ll get a long-term deal done. He’s the right player for this team to lead us to where we want to be. I think the locker room knows that, the organization knows that. I think the fan base knows that. So it’s ongoing. But I can’t think of a situation where we wouldn’t think that our best team is with Lamar Jackson on the team in September.”
The deadline for Jackson to ink a long-term deal with the Ravens or another team is July 17. After that date, he will have to stay in Baltimore for one more season worth $32.416 million or sit out the entire year.
Lamar Jackson’s Status With The Ravens