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NFL World Reacts To Saturday’s Lamar Jackson News

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson on Sunday against Baltimore.

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson on Sunday against Baltimore.

Baltimore Ravens starting quarterback Lamar Jackson is set to get paid this offseason.

Jackson, a former NFL MVP, is set to receive his big quarterback contract extension this offseason, barring a surprise in Baltimore.

According to reports, Jackson is expected to earn more than $40 million/annually with his new contract, putting himself among the highest-paid quarterbacks in the league.

That’s a lot of money for a quarterback, of course, but that’s essentially the going rate for a top-tier player these days.

“His squad lost like 6 straight without him after he had them in the 1 seed a week or two prior. Worth every single penny for them. Man carries that team heavy,” one fan tweeted.

“Deserves every penny. Tired of people ignoring the numbers and acting like he’s not gonna pan out long term. We all know why they’re saying

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Hue Jackson accuses Cleveland Browns of incentivizing losing during 2016, ’17 football seasons

Former Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson said Wednesday on ESPN’s SportsCenter that the team had a “four-year plan” that incentivized losing during the first two years which led to his 1-31 record during the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

Jackson said that bonus money was available if certain measurables were met such as aggregate rankings, being the youngest team and having so many draft picks.

“Teams that win are just not the youngest team, not that the youngest teams can’t win, so I didn’t understand the process,” Jackson told ESPN. “I didn’t understand what the plan was, I asked for clarity because it did not talk about winning and losing until Year 3 and 4. So that told you right there that something wasn’t correct but I still couldn’t understand it until I had the team that I had.”

Jackson said he told Browns owner Jimmy Haslam that he wasn’t interested

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Hue Jackson attempts to clarify claims on SportsCenter

Early this week, the NFL had a bombshell dropped with the filing of a lawsuit by Brian Flores. The Cleveland Browns seemingly got drug into the conversation by former head coach Hue Jackson. Jackson indicated via Twitter, in response to the executive director of his foundation, that he too was offered bonuses to tank.

The Browns organization responded with a strongly worded denial of Jackson’s claims.

The current Gambling State head coach then appeared on the Wednesday evening edition of ESPN’s SportsCenter. During the almost 15 minute interview, Jackson attempted to clarify his claims. He noted that he was presented a four-year plan that didn’t note winning until years three and four and that he was being paid to coach a team that was not set up to win.

Jackson did not state that he offered money to lose but that the organizations had bonuses for things that he

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Ex-Browns coach Hue Jackson says bonuses allegedly tied to tanking plan maxed out at $750,000

Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson stands before the game against the New York Jets at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson stands before the game against the New York Jets at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Hue Jackson said the end-of-season bonuses he allegedly received from the Browns as part of a plan to lose in the 2016 and 2017 NFL seasons maxed out at $750,000.

Jackson attached a financial figure Thursday to his previous accusations during an interview on ESPN Radio’s “Keyshawn, JWill & Max” show.

“It was a total of $750,000, but it was based on whatever those benchmarks you hit,” Jackson said. “What it was that you got every year from it, I really don’t know. Those things were directed right into your checking account.”

The “benchmarks” were not tied to winning or player development, Jackson said.

“I think that bonus was for the group working together towards what this plan was that they had set out,” Jackson said.

Jackson went 3-36-1 (1-15 in

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