What's happening with Lamar Jackson and the Washington Commanders team sale?
The GIST: It may be the offseason, but the NFL never stops making headlines. While we’re still in the dark about quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ landing spot, new light has been shed on two other messy league sagas.
Lamar Jackson: The 2019 MVP quarterback poured gasoline on his already drama-filled contract negotiations yesterday, tweeting that he requested a trade from the Baltimore Ravens back on March 2nd, just days before his longtime team snubbed him with a non-exclusive franchise tag.
- That means Jackson’s still a Raven…for now, but multiple squads have emerged as potential suitors as the two-time Pro Bowler’s frustration grows with the Baltimore front office. Stay tuned.
Washington Commanders: Years of calls for embattled owner Dan Snyder to sell the team might finally be answered. After Snyder — who’s accused of creating a toxic culture and financial impropriety, among a long list of misgivings — initially said he’d explore a sale last November, multiple ownership groups submitted bids matching his $6B asking price yesterday.
- Three-quarters of NFL owners would need to vote to approve the sale, but there’s belief a deal could be finalized before the NFL Draft on April 27th. That’s right, we may never have to talk about this guy again.